List of Once Upon a Time characters
Once Upon a Time
Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a bail bond agent and her birth-son, Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) discover that a New England town, aptly named Storybrooke, Maine, is actually a remnant of a parallel world that was cursed by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla). The characters from this world are from fairy tales (the main part of the fairy tale world being the Enchanted Forest) and a few that aren't from fairy tales, They have no memory of who they were, including the parents of Emma: Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), who sent her to the real world to save their world and break the curse.
Following the curse being eventually broken by Emma, Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) brings magic to Storybrooke and the characters reunite as their true selves. It is revealed that crossing the border surrounding Storybrooke will remove the inhabitants' fairytale memories again. Other main storylines include the revelation of Rumplestiltskin's son Baelfire being Henry's father - under his real-world alias Neal Cassidy (Michael Raymond-James), and the outsiders Greg Mendell (Ethan Embry) and Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green) on their quest to destroy magic from Storybrooke. After failing to use the curse's trigger to destroy the town, the pair kidnap Henry to Neverland. Emma, Mary Margaret (Snow White), David (Prince Charming), Regina and Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) join Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) on his ship to rescue Henry.
Upon arrival in Neverland, Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) obtains Henry, keeping possession of him with help from the Lost Boys. It is later revealed that Pan is Rumplestiltskin's father Malcolm. After retrieving Henry from Neverland and successfully returning to Storybrooke, Pan enacts the original curse once more that sends all inhabitants back to their original worlds. Emma and Henry escape to New York City and have happy memories of their life together while losing their memories of Storybrooke. The second half of the season will be helmed by the introduction of the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader) who is an old enemy of the Evil Queen.
|Fictional Counterpart||Real-World Counterpart||Portrayer||Starring seasons||Recurring seasons||Episode count||Status|
|N/A||Emma Swan||Jennifer Morrison||1, 2, 3||N/A||55||Alive|
When Snow White becomes pregnant, Geppetto forms a magical wardrobe for her and Charming, after Rumplestiltskin informs them that their daughter is the key to breaking the Evil Queen's curse in 28 years. Emma is born shortly after and placed in the wardrobe, successfully travelling to the new land. In the real world, Emma is separated from her parents, growing up in foster care. She becomes a criminal, stealing with Neal Cassidy. Together, they plan to start a new life, until Neal is persuaded by August Booth (Pinocchio) to turn Emma into the police to protect her destiny as the saviour of Storybrooke. Emma is jailed, later giving birth to Henry, whom she places up for adoption to give him a better life; he is then adopted by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen). On her 28th birthday, a ten-year-old Henry comes to her apartment in Boston, explaining her origins. She does not believe him, returning him home to Regina in Storybrooke, who becomes worried that Emma may want to be in Henry's life. Regina's repeated warnings to leave town and keep out of Henry's life make Emma decide to stay.
In Storybrooke, Emma tries to get Henry to let go of his theories about the curse, but later plays along. She moves in with Mary Margaret (Snow White), neither aware that they're related, and Sheriff Graham Humbert appoints Emma as his deputy as the two form an attraction, until Regina crushes his heart, causing him to die in Emma's arms. Emma is later elected sheriff, assisting in the arrest of Mary Margaret for the alleged murder of Kathryn Nolan, until she is found alive. When a new man in town, August Booth (Pinocchio) reveals Emma's destiny of breaking the curse, she insists she is no savior, and decides to leave Storybrooke for good, telling Regina that she does not want Henry to suffer from their feud. Regina, however, attempts to kill Emma with an apple turnover containing a sleeping curse, though Henry eats it to prove that magic exists. Emma finally believes in the curse, but Henry is pronounced dead. However, he is awoken with true love's kiss from Emma, thus breaking the curse and allowing all residents to remember their true identities. Emma reunites with her parents, only to fall through a portal with her mother to the remaining part of the Enchanted Forest. There, they meet Princess Aurora and Mulan who help them eventually return to Storybrooke. Emma then helps Mr. Gold travel to Manhattan to locate his son Baelfire, though she soon discovers that he is Henry's father Neal. Returning to Storybrooke, Emma deals with newcomers Greg Mendell and Neal's fiancee Tamara, whom he invites to the town. Emma's skeptical theories on the pair are proven correct when it is revealed they are collaborating to destroy the town and magic. Tamara opens a portal and a wounded Neal falls through - before learning that he and Emma still love one another. Greg and Tamara then activate a trigger to destroy Storybrooke, but it is stopped by Emma and Regina. The former pair instead kidnap Henry, taking him to Neverland; Emma, her parents, Regina, Hook and Mr. Gold follow them. In Neverland, Emma becomes the main leader of the group, later rescuing Neal and Henry, and returning to Storybrooke with the remaining inhabitants of Neverland, unaware that Peter Pan has inhabited Henry's body. After Henry is saved by Gold, Pan enacts the original curse once more, forcing Emma and Henry to leave Storybrooke after Regina reverses her curse, erasing the events following its enactment.
Thanks to Regina, Emma's past is altered and she lives with Henry in New York City instead of giving him up for adoption, with no memories of Storybrooke. One year after the curse's reversal, Hook arrives warning that her family is in danger. Though she initially disbelieves him, Hook's potion restores her memories and she returns to Storybrooke with both Hook and Henry to save her family.
|N/A||Henry Mills||Jared S. Gilmore||1, 2, 3||N/A||53||Alive|
|Henry Mills is Emma Swan and Neal Cassidy's son, whom she gave up for adoption after giving birth in jail. He is also Snow White, Prince Charming and Rumplestiltskin's grandson, and the great-grandson of the latter's father's alias Peter Pan. He is adopted by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen), who finds him through Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin); Henry is named after Regina's father.
An older Henry receives his cherished book of fairy tales from his teacher Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), discovering that the residents of Storybrooke are characters from it after noticing he is the only one in town who ages. His realisation of Regina's true identity strains his relationship with her, and she sends him to regular therapy sessions with Dr. Archie Hopper to end his unwavering belief in the curse. Hoping to break the curse, Henry finds his biological mother Emma Swan in Boston and brings her to Storybrooke. He eventually convinces Emma of the truth by eating a poisoned apple turnover containing a sleeping curse, ultimating in him being pronounced dead. However, he is awoken with true love's kiss by Emma, also breaking the curse. Emma and Mary Margaret are then dragged into a portal, leaving David (Prince Charming) to look after him. Following the death of Regina's mother Cora, and her vowing to exact her revenge on Mary Margaret, Henry seeks to remove magic from Storybrooke. When Emma and Regina stop the trigger introduced by Greg Mendell and Tamara from destroying the town, he is kidnapped by the pair and taken to Neverland, where it is revealed that Peter Pan wants possession of him as he owns "the heart of the truest believer". Upon arrival at Neverland, Henry is kept in the jungle by the Lost Boys as Pan encourages the dark urges in him. It is later revealed that Peter Pan is Rumplestiltskin's father, making Henry Pan's great-grandson. Pan persuades Henry to give him his heart, putting it into Pan's body, telling him it will save magic. Regina reclaims Henry's heart from Pan and resurrects him. However, Pan inhabits Henry's body, posing as him to continue his mission. Shortly after returning to Storybrooke, Gold returns Henry to his body, though Pan's plot to enact the original curse takes place, forcing Emma and Henry to leave Storybrooke forever. Regina erases the events following the curse's enactment, and gives the pair new happy memories. Henry's past is altered and instead of being put up for adoption, he lives with Emma in New York City. A year later, Hook arrives warning that her family is in danger, leading Emma to eventually return to Storybrooke with both Henry and Hook to save their family.
|Snow White||Mary Margaret Blanchard||Ginnifer Goodwin (adult)
Bailee Madison (child)
|1, 2, 3||N/A||55||Alive|
 She is the true love of Prince Charming, mother of Emma Swan, and later grandmother of her son Henry.
As a young girl, Snow White's mother dies from Cora poisoning her in an attempt to make her daughter Regina Queen. Snow is later rescued from a runaway horse by Regina which leads to her having a loveless marriage with Snow's father. After Regina assumes the throne by killing the King, she recruits the Huntsman to kill Snow; he spared her for her selflessness. Snow then lives in the forest, meeting Prince David while robbing him who she nicknames Charming. The pair fall in love, but he returns to his fiancée Princess Abigail. though the Evil Queen holds him captive. In exchange for Charming's life, Snow eats an apple from the Queen containing a sleeping curse. Charming breaks free of his imprisonment and awakens her with true love's kiss. The two are later married, though the Evil Queen announces her curse to destroy their happiness. Snow gives birth to Emma and she is placed in a magical wardrobe and transported to the real world as the curse takes hold.
In Storybrooke, she appears as Mary Margaret Blanchard, Henry Mills' teacher at Storybrooke Elementary School. As a part-time volunteer at the General Hospital, she awakens David Nolan (Prince Charming) from his coma, and the pair gradually fall in love, despite David's marriage to Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail). Eventually beginning a secret relationship, the affair becomes public and David's marriage breaks down. Mary Margaret becomes an outcast in the town, and is arrested for Kathryn's "murder" after evidence connected to her is discovered. Kathryn is later found alive, though Mary Margaret's relationship with David becomes strained as he did not believe her innocence. He decides to leave Storybrooke, but the two are reunited when the curse is broken, and they regain their memories. The two find Emma, only for Mary Margaret to be transported with her back to the untouched part of the Enchanted Forest through a portal. They meet Princess Aurora and Mulan who assist them back to Storybrooke. In Storybrooke, Regina and her mother Cora attempt to gain power by killing Mr. Gold. Tired of constantly losing by being good, Mary Margaret curses Cora's heart with the same candle that Cora used to kill her mother Eva and tricks Regina into restoring Cora's poisoned heart, killing her. She pleads for Regina to kill her when she cannot deal with what she has done, but she taunts her by showing Mary Margaret her blackened heart as a result of her actions. When Henry is captured by Greg Mendell and Tamara and taken to Neverland, she travels with Emma, David, Regina, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook to rescue him. In order to save Henry's father Neal in the Echo Caves, she reveals to David that her darkest secret is feeling robbed of Emma's childhood, wanting another baby when they return to Storybrooke. Upon returning to the town with Henry, Peter Pan enacts Regina's original curse again, leading Mary Margaret to be returned to the Enchanted Forest with the other inhabitants, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City. A year later, Emma returns to Storybrooke to save her family after the Wicked Witch of the West takes everyone back to the town. Upon their reunion, Mary Margaret reveals she is pregnant.
|Prince Charming||David Nolan||Josh Dallas||1, 2, 3||N/A||52||Alive|
David was originally a poor shepherd whose twin brother James was given to King George as an heir in a deal with Rumplestiltskin. When James is killed in battle, David takes his brother's name in exchange for the prosperity of his mother's farm and the promise that he can return home afterward. After he slays a dragon, King Midas declares David worthy to marry his daughter Abigail and unite the kingdoms. David wants to marry for love and attempts to decline, but George vows to kill his mother Ruth if he does. Before his marriage, he falls in love with Snow White (who nicknames him Charming), later inviting her to run away. After interceptions by George, the pair are continuously separated, leading to the Evil Queen capturing him to convince Snow to willingly eat an apple containing a sleeping curse. He later awakens Snow and the pair marry, though the Queen announces that she will cast a curse to destroy their happiness. Rumplestiltskin informs them that their expected daughter will break the curse in 28 years. Emma is born shortly before the curse takes hold, and Charming places her in a magical wardrobe to protect her from the curse, before being wounded by the Queen's knights.
In Storybrooke, he first appears as a comatose John Doe, who has gone unidentified for years. He awakens after Mary Margaret (Snow White) reads him the story of Snow White and Prince Charming. He reuintes with his wife Kathryn (Princess Abigail), and identified as David Nolan. David suffers from amnesia and cannot remember his life with Kathryn. He falls in love with Mary Margaret and begins an affair with her, later ending his marriage to Kathryn, who learns of his affair and disappears. David becomes a suspect in her disappearance, until evidence against Mary Margaret killing Kathryn mounts. When Kathryn is revealed to be alive, though his relationship with Mary Margaret becomes strained, as he did not believe her innocence. He decides to move to Boston alone, though the curse is broken as he approaches the town limits, restoring his memories. Returning to town and reuniting with Snow, Emma and Henry, David agrees to send a wraith released into Storybrooke through a portal, though Emma and Mary Margaret are dragged with it. Upon Henry's wishes, Regina lets David look after Henry while Emma and Mary Margaret are absent. After failing attempts of transportation to their location, David falls under a sleeping curse to communicate with Mary Margaret in her dreams. Upon return to Storybrooke, he is awoken by true love's kiss. When Henry is taken to Neverland by Greg Mendell and Tamara, David travels with Mary Margaret, Emma, Regina, Mr. Gold, and Captain Hook to the location in order to rescue him. In Neverland, David is poisoned by Dreamshade, which he disguises from the rest of the group. However, Hook cures him with the waters of Neverland, though David cannot leave the land as a side effect. Eventually, Mr. Gold agrees to help David, healing him properly once back in Storybrooke, which the group successfully return to. After Pan enacts the curse again, Regina realises she must undo her curse that created Storybrooke to save everyone, returning David to the enchanted forest along with the herself and the others, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City.
|Evil Queen||Regina Mills||Lana Parrilla||1, 2, 3||N/A||54||Alive|
 She is later known as the "Evil Queen", the main antagonist of the series. In Storybrooke, she adopts Emma Swan's biological son, naming him Henry.
As a young woman, Regina's mother Cora sets up Regina marrying King Leopold, killing her true love Daniel to prevent her running off with him. Since Snow revealed to Cora Regina's attraction to Daniel, Regina vows to destroy Snow's happiness. She meets Rumplestiltskin who teaches her magic and promises to help her be rid of her mother, eventually sending Cora through a looking glass. She remains unhappy in her loveless relationship, obtaining control of a Genie to kill the King, making her ruler of Leopold's realm. An older Snow White and Prince Charming banish Regina to take back the kingdom, though she is informed by Rumplestiltskin that she could harm the pair in another world. Regina then reveals to Snow and Charming her intentions to cast a curse on them to take away their happiness. Understanding she must use the heart of the thing she loves most to enact the curse, she cuts out her father's heart.
In Storybrooke, she is Mayor Regina Mills. With Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin)'s help, she adopts Henry Mills as a baby, not knowing his relations. Regina sends him on regular therapy sessions with Dr. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) to stop his beliefs in the curse. When Henry's birth mother Emma Swan arrives in Storybrooke, Regina does all in her power to remove her from Henry's life. She has a sexual relationship with Sheriff Graham Humbert (the Huntsman), but crushes his heart when he breaks up with her, revealing that she remembers her identity. The power struggle between Regina and Rumplestiltskin continues in Storybrooke where she is constantly at odds with Mr. Gold. Originally unbeknownst to him, Regina kept Gold's true love Belle captive, after telling him she died. She tries to prevent the relationship between David Nolan (Prince Charming) and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), by reuniting David and his wife Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail). After Kathryn goes missing, Regina sets up Mary Margaret, who is arrested for her apparent murder, though she is later found alive. Emma declares her intentions to get Henry back, leading Regina to attempt to poison her, but Henry willingly consumes the curse instead, dying shortly after. Emma finally believes the curse's reality, awakening Henry with true love's kiss and breaking the curse.
Upon realising their true identities, Mr. Gold summons a wraith to harm Regina in retaliation to her abducting Belle, though it is sent through a portal with Emma and Mary Margaret. Henry tells Regina he never wishes to see her again until she returns them, though Regina forces him to remain with her after reclaiming her magic. However, she realises she is emulating her mother and lets Henry live with David. Later, Dr. Whale reanimates Daniel (Regina's true love)'s corpse but he becomes a mindless monster, forcing Regina to turn him to dust. When her mother arrives in Storybrooke, Cora convinces Regina to obtain the Dark One's dagger to kill their enemies, leaving her innocent in Henry's eyes. Cora later dies during the fight to protect Mr. Gold, with Regina holding Mary Margaret accountable. Following the discovery of newcomers Greg Mendell and Tamara's plan to destroy magic, Regina realises that Greg is Owen Flynn, a boy she befriended at the beginning of the curse, who has returned to find his father. Greg and Tamara activate the trigger to destroy Storybrooke, but Regina and Emma stop them. However, Henry is kidnapped by the pair and taken to Neverland. Regina travels with Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Mr. Gold, and Hook to rescue him. Henry is tricked by Peter Pan into giving him his heart to "save magic", though Regina retrieves it and resurrects him. Regina and the remaining inhabitants of Neverland return to Storybrooke, unaware that Pan has inhabited Henry's body. Pan enacts Regina's curse once more, forcing Regina to give up Henry in order to reverse her original curse. She gives him and Emma new memories of a better life together before Regina, along with the other inhabitants, are returned to their original worlds; Emma and Henry escape to New York City. Back in the Enchanted Forest, she initially tears her heart out, believing she cannot cope with the loss of Henry, though Mary Margaret persuades her to move forward. She then sets out to return to their castle which has been taken over by the Wicked Witch of the West.
|Rumplestiltskin||Mr. Gold||Robert Carlyle (adult)
Wyatt Oleff (child)
|1, 2, 3||N/A||48||Deceased|
sorcerer who delights in making deals with desperate people, warning them "magic always comes with a price". He is also the Dark One (a Dark Lord-type character), the Beast and often nicknamed "crocodile" for costing Captain Hook his left hand. He is the true love of Belle, father to Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, and paternal grandfather to Emma Swan's biological son Henry.
As a boy, Rumplestiltskin's father Malcolm abandons him with two spinners, from whom he receives a magic bean to create a portal to another world. His father uses the bean to take them to Neverland, though he forces Rumplestiltskin to be returned to their original world by the Shadow, realising his son is preventing him from becoming a boy again. Rumplestiltskin witnesses as his father transforms into Peter Pan. In his adult years, Rumplestiltskin is a poor spinner who deserts from the Ogre Wars, to the disgust of his wife Milah, who leaves him for the pirate Killian Jones. Rumplestiltskin later gains the power of the Dark One and prevents his son Baelfire being forced to join the ogre wars. Baelfire wants rid of his powers, creating a portal to transport them to a world without magic, though Rumplestiltskin is too afraid to lose his powers, leaving Bae to cross over alone. He vows that he will create a curse to reunite with his son, becoming the most powerful being in the Enchanted Forest and entering a power struggle with his former student, the Evil Queen Regina. He later meets Killian Jones again, learning that Milah willingly went with him. He kills Milah and cuts off Jones' hand, leading him to become Captain Hook. As part of a deal to save her town, Belle becomes the caretaker of his estate and the two form a romantic bond until Rumplestiltskin mistakenly believes that she is working for Regina and forces her to leave forever, believing his power is more important than love. Regina later falsely claims that Belle committed suicide. Soon after, he is made powerless and placed into a jail. The Evil Queen takes possession of his curse, requesting she give him a place of comfort and respect in the "new world" the curse will send them to.
In Storybrooke, he is Mr. Gold, the owner of a pawn shop and the town's wealthiest resident. He remembers his true identity, and owns most of the town. He finds Regina a baby whom she names Henry, only for her to later learn that he is Emma Swan's biological son. He helps Emma become Sheriff, and offers his legal services to Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) as she is accused of the murder of Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail). It is later revealed that Gold kidnapped Kathryn in a deal with Regina. When Henry dies from consuming an apple turnover made by Regina for Emma, Emma awakens him with true love's kiss, believing in and breaking the curse. Gold is reunited with Belle, and brings magic back to Storybrooke, though he is later enraged upon learning that anyone who attempts to leave will have their magical memories erased, as he had planned to leave town to search for Baelfire. Gold eventually creates a potion to cross the magic barrier and tracks Bae to Manhattan, only to learn he is Neal Cassidy, Henry's father and Emma's ex-boyfriend, thus making Henry Gold's grandson. After the group are forced to return to Storybrooke when Gold is poisoned by Hook, he begins to die. Gold is healed when Mary Margaret poisons Cora's (Regina's mother) heart, in a moment of weakness. After Henry is captured by Greg Mendell and Tamara and taken through a portal, Gold tracks them to Neverland, travelling there with Emma, her parents, Regina and Hook. Upon arrival, he separates from the rest of the members, accepting he will die saving Henry, but has to complete the task to fulfil his prophecy of the boy being his undoing. With help from Ariel the mermaid, he retrieves Pandora's Box to prevent Peter Pan from claiming Henry. However, Pan ultimately traps Gold inside the box, though he is later freed by Neal, before placing his father in the box. However, Pan inhabits Henry's body, a ruse discovered by Gold upon returning to Storybrooke; Gold successfully swaps the souls back. Before Pan attempts to reenact the original curse and kill his loved ones, Gold uses the Dark One's dagger to sacrifice both himself and his father.
|Belle||Lacey||Emilie de Ravin||2, 3||1||25||Alive|
When her father's realm is threatened by the Ogre Wars, Rumplestiltskin offers to protect it in exchange for Belle becoming the caretaker of his estate. Belle accepts the deal and the pair form a bond until she learns from the Evil Queen Regina that true love's kiss will break any curse and kisses him. He mistakenly believes that Belle is working for Regina and forces her to leave forever. Belle later joins an expedition to hunt a monster called the Yaoguai that terrorizes a distant kingdom. Using her knowledge of books, she teams with Mulan to defeat the beast that is a cursed Prince Phillip in disguise. She then intends to return to Rumplestiltskin, though the Evil Queen captures her instead and claims to Rumplestiltskin that Belle committed suicide upon becoming an outcast in her own town.
In Storybrooke, Belle is abducted by Regina and kept beneath the town's hospital for 28 years. She is later released by Jefferson and finds Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin), professing her love for him when the curse is broken and standing beside him as he brings magic to Storybrooke. When Gold finds a way to cross the barrier of Storybrooke without losing his memories, Belle is shot by Captain Hook before they part, causing her to fall across the border and lose her memory again. Belle later "remembers" her cursed self as a scantily-clad barfly named Lacey, with help from Regina. Unlike Belle (who brought out the best in Mr. Gold), Lacey encourages the darker urges in him. Gold later finds a potion that regains her identity as Belle. As Gold, along with Emma Swan, Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), David Nolan (Prince Charming), Regina, and Captain Hook travel to retrieve a kidnapped Henry from Neverland, Gold gives Belle a protection spell to cast around Storybrooke. He tells her that he may not be returning to her but loves her. However, he encounters Belle frequently in Neverland as an illusion to act as a crutch to his cowardliness - though she is later revealed as Peter Pan's shadow in disguise. The two are reunited when the group successfully return to Storybrooke after retrieving Henry, though it is short lived as Gold seemingly sacrifices himself. However, Pan's curse remained and Belle, along with the other Storybrooke inhabitants are sent back to their original worlds when Regina undoes the original curse that created the town.
|Captain Killian "Hook" Jones||N/A||Colin O'Donoghue||2, 3||N/A||27||Alive|
pirate captain who formerly worked for a King with his brother Liam Jones. The two were sent to Neverland by the King to retrieve an unknown plant called Dreamshade. Killian is reluctant to follow orders after Peter Pan informs them it is poisonous. After Liam is poisoned by the plant, Pan tells Killian that the waters of Neverland will heal him, but at a price. Killian agrees to pay the cost, and though Liam is cured, he dies upon attempting to exit Neverland as a side effect. Killian then becomes captain, renaming the ship the Jolly Roger, becoming a leader who lives by his own rules and vowing to never return to Neverland. Some time after, he seduces away Rumplestiltskin's wife, Milah. In a later fight with Rumplestiltskin, he cuts off Jones' hand, which he replaces with a hook, thus receiving his alias. He then informs his fellow pirates that they will be travelling to Neverland again.
Whilst in Neverland, Hook finds Rumplestiltskin's son Baelfire after he is taken to the area following his separation from his father. Hook takes him aboard the Jolly Roger and forms an unlikely friendship with him, until Bae learns that Hook had taken Milah from Rumplestiltskin. He hands Bae over to the Lost Boys who take him to Peter Pan. Returning from Neverland, Hook is enlisted by the Evil Queen Regina to dispose of her mother Cora in Wonderland. However, Hook and Cora realize they have a common goal and decide to form an alliance. When the Dark Curse is activated, Cora protects him and part of the Enchanted Forest with a barrier spell, frozen in time for 28 years. After the time period, Hook follows Emma and Mary Margaret to Storybrooke with Cora, through a magic bean obtained by Hook.
Later, when Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) finds a way to leave Storybrooke without losing his memories, Hook shoots Belle, causing her to fall across the town's border and lose her memory again. After Gold travels to Manhattan to locate his son, Hook attacks him with his poison, and is then captured by Gold's son, Neal Cassidy's fiancée Tamara, to be used in her and Greg Mendell's plot to destroy magic in Storybrooke. Hook later helps David obtain a magic bean to transport a fail-safe trigger into. Although he originally betrays the Storybrooke residents by leaving with the bean for himself, he returns to help Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Regina, and Mr. Gold travel to Neverland with his ship, after Greg and Tamara abduct Henry Mills and take him through a portal. In Neverland, Hook becomes the group's guide for directions around the jungle, also curing David from his Dreamshade poisoning. The group successfully retrieve Henry and, with Neverland's inhabitants, journey back to Storybrooke. After Pan enacts the original curse again, Hook, along with the other inhabitants, are taken to their original worlds, while Emma and Henry escape to New York City. A year later, Hook arrives at their apartment, warning Emma that her family is in danger, though the two have no memory of the events that lead up to the events following the enactment of the curse. He eventually persuades Emma with a potion that restores her memories and returns to Storybrooke with both Emma and Henry to save her family.
|Baelfire||Neal Cassidy||Michael Raymond-James (adult)
Dylan Schmid (teenager)
Sebastian Wilkinson (child)
|Baelfire, often abbreviated to "Bae", is the son of Rumplestiltskin. As a child, Baelfire lives with his father after his mother Milah leaves. On his fourteenth birthday, Bae would be taken to fight in the Ogre Wars, but Rumplestiltskin becomes the Dark One and prevents it. Although his father claims that he is safe, Bae is scared and obtains a magic bean that will take him and his father to a world without magic. However, Rumplestiltskin is too afraid to lose his powers and Bae is forced to enter the portal alone. He arrives in Victorian London, becoming a street urchin. He is discovered by Wendy Darling, who offers him sanctuary until her parents find him and choose to adopt him. After Bae learns that the Darling children are being stalked by a mysterious shadow, he protects the family by sacrificing himself and being taken to Neverland. En route, Bae manages to break free and is rescued by Captain Hook, later learning that his mother, Milah, was in love with Hook, which resulted in his abandonment and her death. Angry at Hook and his father, Bae wishes to be returned to the Darling Family, but is captured by the Lost Boys. After a number of unspecified adventures, Bae returns to the real world during the 20th century, taking on the identity of Neal Cassidy.
Neal Cassidy meets Emma Swan in Portland, Oregon in 2001 (11 years prior to the curse being broken). They fall in love and plan to run away until Neal is accosted by August Booth (Pinocchio) who forces him to leave Emma in order for her to fulfill her destiny, who is later arrested for possession of stolen watches. Two months later, Neal and Booth meet in Vancouver, where Booth reveals Emma's imprisonment. Neal asks him to give Emma their car and the proceeds of the sale of the watches. Neal is later shown in his Manhattan apartment with a postcard inscribed with "Broken", sent by Booth after the curse was broken. After receiving a magical globe, Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) tracks his son to Manhattan, and his true identity is eventually revealed to Emma when she locates him. Upon arriving in Storybrooke, Neal invites his fiancée Tamara to the town. It is later revealed she is Greg Mendell's lover and secret contact, adn the pair are working together to destroy Storybrooke. After realising Tamara's true identity, she shoots Neal and he falls through an opened portal, shortly after learning he and Emma still love one another. Neal survives the journey, arriving in the untouched part of the Enchanted Forest where Mulan, Princess Aurora, and Prince Phillip tend to him. The group find Rumplestiltskin's castle and Neal uses a magical globe that reveals Emma is in Neverland. He then has Robin Hood's son call the Shadow, using himself as bait to successfully travel to Neverland. He later rescues Henry, only to be captured by Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. After being sent to the Echo Caves, the group manage to rescue him upon revealing their darkest secrets. Neal then rescues his father from Pandora's Box and assists in saving Henry and the remaining inhabitants of Neverland by using Peter Pan's captured Shadow to sail the Jolly Roger back to Storybrooke. After Pan enacts the original curse again, Neal, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.
|Jiminy Cricket||Dr. Archie Hopper||Raphael Sbarge (adult)
Morgan Roff (teenager)
Adam Young (child)
|Jiminy Cricket is the son of con artists. Jiminy desires to live an honest life, but is too weak-willed to leave his family. He receives a potion from Rumplestiltskin that will free him from his parents but inadvertently gives it to a young couple, transforming the pair into puppets. He wishes on a star in the hopes that the couple will be transformed back. The Blue Fairy appears and tells him that she cannot undo Rumplestiltskin's work. To make things right, she transforms him into a cricket so that he can be free from his parents and guide the couple's son Geppetto.
In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Archie Hopper, the town's psychotherapist. He is good friends with Marco (Geppetto). Archie is asked by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) to convince her adopted son Henry that his ideas about the curse and the true identities of the Storybrooke residents are false. Although it violates his conscience, he initially complies with her demands. Archie confides to Henry that he wants to be free, standsing up to Regina and threatening to declare her an unfit mother if she continues to interfere with his sessions. Emma later breaks the curse and he regains his memories as Jiminy. Regina's mother Cora later assumes the form of her daughter and abducts Archie while disguising an unspecified person she killed as Archie's body. He is later found by Belle on Captain Hook's ship, from which he is rescued. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Archie, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.
|Red Riding Hood||Ruby||Meghan Ory||2||1, 3||31||Alive|
temporarily transforms into a wolf. Her name derives from the red cloak that her grandmother has always told her to wear.
Red meets Snow White during the latter's fleeing from King George. The two work together to attempt to kill a wolf that is terrorizing the area, gradually leading them to believe it is Peter, Red's lover. However, it is later revealed that Red is in fact the wolf, and she inadverternly kills Peter. During her later travels with Snow, she discovers a society of werewolves, including her supposed mother, Anita. Red learns to control her wolf transformation, originally deciding to stay with the pack. However, when Snow finds Red, the Evil Queen's soldiers attack the society. After the soldier's defeat, Anita plans to kill Snow in revenge but in turn is accidentally impaled by Red in wolf form. She and Granny are later seen helping Snow attempt to rescue Prince Charming, after he is taken prisoner by the Evil Queen.
In Storybrooke, she is Ruby, a rebellious young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health. She works at Granny's Café as a waitress, though her relationship with her grandmother is strained, as she disapproves of her behaviour and provocative attire. Ruby later tires of responsibility, quitting her job, and becoming Sheriff Emma Swan's assistant. Due to her tracking skills inherited from the wolf's curse, she manages to discover a buried box containing a human heart. This horrifies her and she decides to resume working at Granny's. As the result of her new-found maturity, she adopts a more mature image. She apologizes to her grandmother, who tells Ruby that she was working her so hard as she wanted her to take over the café when she retired. When Emma breaks the curse, Ruby's memories are returned and she reunites with her family and friends. Later, she seems to have difficulty reconciling her two lives, and generally goes by her "cursed" name, managing to display more of her wolfish abilities. On the first full moon since the curse was broken, Ruby transforms into a wolf. Later, an apparent wolf murder of Billy (Gus) is discovered, though an investigation reveals that Albert Spencer (King George) murdered Billy in an attempt to frame her. After comfort by David, she remembers self-control as a wolf. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Ruby, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.
|Pinocchio||August Booth||Eion Bailey (August)
Jakob Davies (Pinocchio)
puppet that Geppetto carved from an enchanted tree. As a boy puppet, he gives his life to save Geppetto from drowning in a storm, though the Blue Fairy restores him into a real boy, promising that the spell will hold as long as he is selfless, brave and truthful. Later, the Blue Fairy asks Geppetto to form a magical wardrobe to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen's curse. However, the curse will send the inhabitants to a land without magic and Pinocchio, who is a real boy because of magic, could turn back into a puppet. Snow gives birth to Emma and Geppetto sends his son through the wardrobe, telling him to protect the child and get her to break the curse. After emerging in the real world, Pinocchio finds the newborn Emma, and they are taken to an orphanage. He leaves Emma to run away with other members of the home.
His alias counterpart in the real world is August Wayne Booth. He first appears in Portland, Oregon in 2001 where he confronts Neal Cassidy, a thief who falls in love with Emma Swan, and convinces him to leave her to allow Emma to fulfil her destiny. After Emma is arrested for possession of stolen items, he visits Vancouver to inform Neal of Emma's fate. August in turn later informs Neal when the curse is broken. August enters Storybrooke upon Emma's arrival to the town, attempting to convince Emma that the curse is real. He informs Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) that he is deathly ill and needs magic to heal himself turning to wood, which he later presents to Emma, though her denial refuses to see it. When Emma realises the curse's reality, she visits August for help, though he completely turns to wood before her eyes. After the curse is broken, Mary Margaret finds August hiding in the woods ashamed of the mistakes that he has made. She tries to convince him to return to Storybrooke, but August declines. He is later found by Tamara and offered a potion that will keep him human forever if he leaves Storybrooke. Upon realizing that Tamara intends to bring harm to the Storybrooke citizens, August attempts to warn Emma, but is mortally wounded by Tamara before he dies in Marco's arms. However, it is determined that August's actions were selfless, brave, and true and Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) restores him to his original form of a seven-year old Pinocchio. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, August, along with the other inhabitants are consumed by the curse and returned to their original worlds.
|Huntsman||Sheriff Graham Humbert||Jamie Dornan||1||2||9||Deceased|
wolves. He considers the wolves to be his true family, and is greatly saddened by the deaths of animals. He is considered by the Evil Queen Regina the perfect assassin, and is hired to kill Snow White, though he spares her for selflessness. When he offers the Queen a stag's heart instead, she realizes she has been tricked and tears out the Huntsman's heart, keeping it in her vault and using it to make him her slave. When Prince Charming is led to his execution, the Huntsman helps him escape. The Prince asks him to come with him, but he replies he cannot leave and not to let his sacrifice (the loss of his heart) be in vain.
In Storybrooke, he is Sheriff Graham Humbert, the town's handsome and level-headed police officer. In the earlier parts of Storybrooke, Sheriff Graham helps Mayor Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) from preventing Owen and Kurt Flynn from leaving town. When Emma Swan arrives, he is one of the few residents who go directly against Regina, making her his deputy. He and Emma are attracted to each other, though he has a secret sexual relationship with Regina. Emma feels betrayed and is disgusted of the relationship. As he experiences flashbacks of his previous life, he seeks advice from Henry Mills, who tells him about him of his story. Graham is unable to find his heart in Regina's father's mausoleum, but ends his relationship with Regina. Shortly after, he starts a new relationship with Emma, regaining his lost memories in the process. However, Regina crushes his heart and he dies in Emma's arms, shortly after thanking Emma for helping him remember who he truly was.
Jamie Dornan stated that he knew of Graham's death since the pilot's filming. Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz commented that Graham's death was always planned and intended to prove the seriousness of the curse. The duo have also noted that because of the popularity of the character, they are trying to "move heaven and earth" to bring him back.
|Fictional Counterpart||Real-World Counterpart||Portrayer||Recurring seasons||Guest seasons||Episode count||Status|
|The Seven Dwarfs|
|The Seven Dwarfs are a group of dwarf miners whose names reflect their personality traits. They are good friends with Snow White and Prince Charming, allowing Snow to live with them when she was escaping from the Evil Queen. After Peter Pan enacts his curse, like the other inhabitants of Storybrooke, they are returned to their original worlds.|
|Dreamy/Grumpy||Leroy||Lee Arenberg||1, 2, 3||N/A||25||Alive|
|Dreamy is one of the Seven Dwarfs who hatched from eggs. Like all dwarfs at birth, he is sent to work in the mines, originally being named Dreamy. As his egg was accidentally sprinkled with fairy dust by the fairy Nova, he dreams and falls in love with her. The pair make plans to see the world before the Blue Fairy tells Dreamy that if he and Nova run away together, she will lose her wings. Dreamy ends their relationship and returns to the mines, being renamed Grumpy. Grumpy is later seen as a guard looking out for the curse in a watchtower of Snow and Charming's castle.
In Storybrooke, he is Leroy, a janitor at the hospital and the "town drunk". He quickly forms a bond with Sister Astrid (Nova), and after learning of the nunnery's rent problems, he and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) sell enough candles to raise the money, to the content of Astrid. Leroy's original memories are restored when the curse is broken, reuniting with Snow and the other dwarfs. He unites the dwarfs together and they begin to mine for fairy dust again.
|Sneezy||Tom Clark||Gabe Khouth||1, 2, 3||N/A||18||Alive|
|Sneezy is one of the Seven Dwarfs who often sneezes.
In Storybrooke, he is Tom Clark, the owner of the Dark Star pharmacy. After the curse is broken, Sneezy joins the other dwarfs in an experiment to find out why the residents cannot leave town. Sneezy crosses the border, losing his memories of his past life once again. Later, Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) creates a potion that restores his memories.
|Doc||N/A||David Paul Grove||1, 2, 3||N/A||21||Alive|
|Doc is one of the Seven Dwarfs. He helps Snow White give birth to Emma.|
|Sleepy||Walter||Faustino Di Bauda||1, 2, 3||N/A||22||Alive|
|Sleepy is one of the Seven Dwarfs.
In Storybrooke, he is Walter, a security guard who works at Storybrooke Hospital and occasionally dozes off on the job.
|Bashful||N/A||Mig Micario||1, 2, 3||N/A||22||Alive|
|Bashful is one of the Seven Dwarfs.|
|Happy||N/A||Mike Coleman||1, 2, 3||N/A||21||Alive|
|Happy is one of the Seven Dwarfs.|
|Dopey||N/A||Jeffrey Kaiser||1, 2, 3||N/A||19||Alive|
|Dopey is one of the Seven Dwarfs.|
|Widow Lucas||Granny||Beverley Elliott||1, 2, 3||N/A||23||Alive|
|Widow Lucas, simply referred to as "Granny", is the grandmother of Red Riding Hood.
When her granddaughter begins a relationship with a young man called Peter, she disapproves. As news of a wolf killing villagers becomes known, Granny warns the others that the wolf is a monster, telling them that when she was a girl, a wolf killed her father and brothers and then made her a wolf. The other aspects of the curse faded with age, but she kept her heightened senses. Red and Snow White come to believe Peter is the wolf, and go against Granny's wishes. Granny discovers the deception and reveals that Red inherited the family curse and is in fact the wolf. Granny received an enchanted red cloak from a wizard, to prevent Red's transformation. By the time she and Snow find Red, she had already killed Peter. The pair are later seen helping Snow rescue Prince Charming, determined to fight the Evil Queen Regina and her curse.
In Storybrooke, she is known simply as Granny and is the owner of Granny's Bed and Breakfast and Cafe. Her health problems prevent Ruby (Red Riding Hood) from leaving town, who assists her grandmother as a waitress. Their relationship is hostile as Granny disapproves of Ruby's behaviour and sexually provocative attire. Ruby becomes tired of her grandmother telling her what to do and quits her job, though she eventually returns and apologizes to her. She tells Red that she was making Ruby work so hard as she wanted her to take over when she retired. Granny's memories are returned when the curse is broken by Emma Swan, and she embraces her family and friends. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Granny, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Blue Fairy||Mother Superior||Keegan Connor Tracy||1, 2, 3||N/A||18||Alive|
|The Blue Fairy, or Reul Ghorm is the high-ranking fairy godmother who uses her magic to help others, although her plans tend to be more machiavellian than one might expect from a fairy. She was a teacher to Tinker Bell (the Green Fairy), until she stopped believing in her due to her rule-breaking. While she is quite powerful, she is unable to undo Rumplestiltskin's magic. To help fix a problem created by his magic, she transforms Jiminy into a cricket and guides him to help Geppetto. She also transforms the puppet Pinocchio into a real boy, and creates a quill that temporarily immobilizes Rumplestiltskin, aiding in his imprisonment. Rumplestiltskin is antagonistic towards her and other fairies, blaming her for the disappearance of his son Baelfire. The Blue Fairy presents the idea of fashioning a wardrobe from a magical tree to save Emma and Pinocchio from the Evil Queen Regina's curse by sending them to the new world.
In Storybrooke, she is Mother Superior of the town's nuns, who were all fairies prior to the curse. When the curse is broken, Henry requests she use magic to restore order in Storybrooke, but she is unable to without her wand or fairy dust. Unlike many residents of the town, she generally seems to have no difficulty with her reclaimed memories, and is often seen helping aid the primary characters in their attempts to stop Regina from her powers. When August Booth (Pinocchio) is murdered by Tamara, she restores him to a seven-year old real boy. Following the successful mission to rescue Henry from Neverland, the town's heroes return to Storybrooke. However, Peter Pan (inhabiting Henry's body) uses his shadow to kill Mother Superior by ripping her own from her body, after seeing her as a threat to his plot to take over Storybrooke. After Tinker Bell kills Pan's Shadow, Mother Superior's shadow is returned. She thanks Tinker Bell and restores her fairy status. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Mother Superior, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Dr. Victor Frankenstein||Dr. Whale||David Anders||1, 2, 3||N/A||11||Alive|
James Whale, the director of the films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
Victor originally soughts a way to restore life to the dead, but has his funding pulled by his father. Rumplestiltskin offers him gold in exchange for the scientific method on how to revive the dead as magic could not. In order to further his experiments, Victor robs a grave for body parts, but is caught by Gerhardt who is shot by a police officer. When Victor works to bring Gerhardt back to life, electricity cannot revive him, so Rumplestiltskin instead offers a heart from the Enchanted Forest. As part of a bargain, he creates a false attempt to reanimate Daniel (the Evil Queen Regina's lost love) to make it easier for Rumplestiltskin to manipulate Regina. Back in his own world, Frankenstein successfully reanimates his brother with the heart, but inadvertently turns him into a monster, beating his father to death. Victor decides to imprison him until he can devise a way to help Gerhardt overcome his psychotic rage.
In Storybrooke, he is Dr. Whale, a doctor working in the Storybrooke General Hospital. He is originally strongly connected to Regina Mills (the Evil Queen), doing whatever she says without hesitation. After the curse is broken, he leads a mob to Regina's home intending to kill her, but is stopped by Emma Swan and Charming. Victor later seeks a way to return to his brother, believing if he were to do something for Regina she would bring him back. He robs Daniel's preserved corpse and successfully reanimates him with a magical heart. turning Daniel into a monster who savagely rips off Whale's arm and escapes. Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) reattaches his arm, taunting him for putting more faith in science than magic. Whale later heals outsider Greg Mendell who crashes his car into the town, after Ruby prevents him from jumping into the town's waters, resulting in Whale revealing his true identity. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Whale, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Geppetto||Marco||Tony Amendola (adult)
Michael Strusievici (child)
|1, 2, 3||N/A||7||Alive|
carpenter and Pinocchio's caretaker. Geppetto was orphaned when Jiminy Cricket accidentally transformed his parents into puppets.
Geppetto carved himself a son named Pinocchio out of magical wood. During Pinocchio's adventures, he and Gepetto are chased by a whale during a thunderstorm, ultimating in Pinocchio sacrificing his life for Gepetto's. For this act, the Blue Fairy turns him into a real boy, finally bestowing Gepetto with a son. She asks Geppetto to carve a magical wardrobe with the ability to save the pregnant Snow White and Prince Charming from the Evil Queen Regina's curse. However, the curse would send everyone to a land without magic and Pinocchio, a real boy because of magic, could turn back into a puppet. Geppetto bargains with the fairy to use the second spot for Pinocchio, ultimating in her lying to the other inhabitants, claiming the wardrobe can only save one. When Snow's child is born, instead of giving up Pinocchio's spot to her, Geppetto sends his son, telling him to protect the child and get them to break the curse.
In Storybrooke, he is Marco, the town's handyman, stating he was never fortunate enough to have children. August Booth (the adult Pinocchio) offers to work as Marco's assistant to which Marco agrees. His memories as Geppetto are restored when the curse is broken. August (who had turned back into wood) returns to life, albeit made of wood. Mary Margaret (Snow White) encounters August, telling Marco of his existence. Marco admits that he had lied about the wardrobe's abilities and Mary Margaret attacks him, an act in which he claims to have deserved. August is later murdered by Tamara, in his dying breath attempting to warn everyone of her evil. Mother Superior (the Blue Fairy) resurrects him for his honesty and Marco takes in a now seven-year-old Pinocchio as his son once more. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Marco, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Princess Aurora||N/A||Sarah Bolger||2, 3||N/A||12||Alive|
She first appears when she is awoken from her deep sleep by Phillip, accompanied by Mulan. Phillip is later marked by a wraith, who sucks out his soul. Mulan tells Aurora that part of the Enchanted Forest had been spared from the Evil Queen's curse and that they should travel to a safe haven. Emma Swan and Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) are transported from Storybrooke to the same area, after falling into a portal with the wraith. Although Aurora tries to kill Snow at first, believing her to be the cause of Phillip's death, she later trusts her and Emma and with Mulan's help, assist their return to Storybrooke. However, Aurora is abducted by Cora and her heart taken by Captain Hook. Upon learning that Aurora's heart is being manipulated by Cora, she insists Mulan tie her up as she cannot be trusted to travel with them. A duel pursues between the trio and Cora and Hook, the latter gives Aurora's heart to Mulan who restores Aurora's heart. Aurora then reveals that Cora told her the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored. They successfully recover Phillip's soul and find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) on the beach after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke. Aurora, Mulan and Phillip tend to Neal, assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry. It is later revealed that Aurora and Phillip are expecting a baby, much to the dismay of Mulan, who secretly has romantic feelings for her, though she leaves to join the Merry Men. They later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke upon their transportation after Peter Pan's curse and Regina's reversal took them back to their original worlds.
|Mulan||N/A||Jamie Chung||2, 3||N/A||11||Alive|
|Mulan is a warrior who assists best friend Prince Phillip during his search to rescue his love Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
Spared by the Dark Curse, which had left their land unaffected but frozen for 28 years, Mulan and Phillip resume their search for Aurora. After she is rescued, the trio encounter a wraith, who eventually sucks out Phillip's soul. When Emma Swan and Mary Margaret (Snow White) appear in the area, Mulan believes that they were responsible for unleashing the wraith, and for Phillip's death. Mulan later trusts Mary Margaret and Emma, and suggests them to be their leader, vowing to help them return to Storybrooke. As Emma and Mary Margaret successfully return to Storybrooke, Aurora reveals that Cora told her that the soul of a wraith's victim can be restored, and her and Mulan restore Prince Phillip, finding a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) on the beach after he is transported from a portal in Storybrooke. Mulan, Aurora and Phillip tend to Neal, assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry. It is later revealed that Mulan has romantic feelings for Aurora, though she instead decides to join Robin Hood's Merry Men group after Aurora tells her that she and Phillip are expecting a baby.
|Prince Phillip||N/A||Julian Morris||2, 3||N/A||6||Alive|
|Prince Phillip is the true love of Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). In addition to Aurora being cursed to sleep, the evil witch Maleficent turned Phillip into a monster called the Yaoguai. Belle uses fairy dust to return Phillip to his human self. Mulan then becomes his companion on his quest to find Aurora. As the curse is activated, those spared from it are frozen in time. When time is resumed, he and Mulan finally rescue Aurora from her sleeping curse. However, a wraith marks Phillip and the creature sucks out his soul, presumably killing him. It is later revealed by Cora that Phillip's soul was merely transported to another world. Aurora and Mulan eventually restore Phillip and the three find a wounded Neal Cassidy (Baelfire) along a shoreline. Phillip, Aurora and Mulan tend to Neal, assisting him on his quest to find Emma and Henry. It is later revealed that the two are expecting a child. They later greet the inhabitants of Storybrooke upon their transportation after Peter Pan's curse and Regina's reversal took them back to their original worlds.|
|Robin Hood||N/A||Tom Ellis (First appearance)
Sean Maguire (Later appearances)
|Robin Hood is a skilled archer who robs from the poor to give to the rich.
In Wonderland, Robin Hood invites Will Scarlet (the Knave of Hearts) to become a member of his Merry Men, and they later steal gold from Maleficent's castle. Robin is later seen breaking into Rumplestiltskin's castle to steal a magic wand. Rumplestiltskin catches and tortures Robin with the intention of killing him, though Belle frees him. As punishment for freeing him, Rumplestiltskin forces Belle to assist locating Hood and murder him. In Sherwood Forest, the two find him tending to a sick Maid Marian, who is also pregnant. Belle persuades Rumplestiltskin not to leave a child fatherless, and the arrow shot by him purposely misses, leaving Robin and Marian to flee.
Whilst looking for a globe belonging to Rumplestiltskin, Neal and Mulan encounter Robin Hood in Rumplestiltskin's castle where Hood reveals that he owes Neal's father a life debt for sparing his life. In a discussion with Neal, Robin mentions that Marian had died and has been raising their son Roland alone. He reluctantly uses his son as bait to call The Shadow to allow Neal to travel to Neverland. He is Regina's true love as revealed by Tinker Bell. When Peter Pan's curse takes everyone from Storybrooke back to their original worlds, he fights off a flying monkey from harming Regina and Mary Margaret in the Enchanted Forest. He later offers them shelter with his Merry Men as they hatch a plan to take back their castle from the Wicked Witch of the West.
|The Lost Boys (also known as the "Lost Ones") are the murderous inhabitants of Neverland and servants of Peter Pan. Pan began forming the group under his alias of the Pied Piper in the fairytale world. As mentioned by Wendy Darling, they cry at night because they miss their families.|
|Felix is a member of The Lost Boys and Peter Pan's right-hand boy. He leads the group into searching Captain Hook's ship for a certain boy. Hook allows Felix and The Lost Boys to search his ship when he thinks that the boy in question is Baelfire (who hides from their sight). When Bae later discovers Hook as the man who took his mother away, he wants no part on The Jolly Roger, Hook then allowing The Lost Boys to bring Bae to shore. Upon examining his face, Felix states that he is not the boy that Peter Pan wants as the parchment of the boy in question resembles Henry Mills. When Neal arrives in Neverland, he captures him until being knocked out after he breaks free. Upon his capture of the group from Storybrooke, Felix is taken to the town and placed in jail, until Peter Pan (who has inhabited Henry's body) breaks him free, explaining his plot to make the town "The New Neverland" with possession of the original dark curse. However, Pan reveals that the only way to enact the curse is by taking the heart of the thing he loves most. As Felix was the most loyal to him, Pan uses his heart to enact the curse, thus killing him as a sacrifice.|
|Malcolm/Peter Pan/Pied Piper||N/A||Robbie Kay (Peter Pan/Pied Piper)
Stephen Lord (Malcolm)
|Malcolm is the father of Rumplestiltskin, grandfather of Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, and great-grandfather of Henry Mills. Malcolm originally leaves his son in the care of two spinners, who give Rumplestiltskin a magical bean to create a portal, telling him that his father will always be a burden to him. Using the magic bean, Malcolm and Rumplestiltskin travel to Neverland, a place which Malcolm invisions in his dreams. Upon arrival, Malcolm discovers he cannot fly like in his dreams, and with Rumplestiltskin, searches for pixie dust. Malcolm is attacked by The Shadow, who states that he cannot fly as he does not belong on the island. Realising that he cannot believe he is a child because he is a father, Malcolm forces Rumplestiltskin to be taken home by The Shadow. As he reluctantly departs, Malcolm transforms into his younger self, adopting the name of Peter Pan from a doll that he gave Rumplestiltskin. The Shadow then informs Pan that his youth is limited, and he will die when the hourglass of Skull Rock is complete.
Some time later, Captain Liam Jones and his brother Killian "Hook" arrive in Neverland to obtain Dreamshade for their King. They encounter Pan who warns them of the plant's poisonous nature. Liam is fatally wounded by the plant, though he is later saved after Pan tells Killian of the waters of Neverland that counter the poison, though only in Neverland. Pan later visits the fairytale world, under the alias of the Pied Piper to expand what would later become the Lost Boys. One boy he lured was Baelfire, causing Rumplestiltskin to again encounter Pan while retrieving his son.
He later appears as a fugitive boy pretending to escape from the Lost Boys. He "befriends" Henry who is also attempting to escape upon arriving in Neverland, following his kidnap from Storybrooke. The boy reveals to him that he is in fact Peter Pan and wants Henry as he possesses "the heart of the truest believer". He plays games with those looking for him, also using John and Michael Darling to prevent Ariel and Belle from helping Mr. Gold, in exchange for their sister Wendy's life, who had been lured back to Neverland. Pan falsely claims to Henry that magic is dying in Neverland, and needs Henry's power. He then persuades Henry to give Pan his heart, leading Henry to temporarily die. After Pan traps Gold inside Pandora's Box, Regina successfully reclaims Henry's heart and revives him. However, Pan later attempts to rip Henry's shadow from him as he sails home with the rest of the residents, only to be stopped by a freed Gold, who places Pan in Pandora's Box as revenge. However, before Pan is dragged away, he switches bodies with Henry, unbeknownst to the others. Once in Storybrooke, Pan orders the Shadow to kill Mother Superior after reading Henry's book. He then steals the original curse from Regina that created Storybrooke, planning to enact it to turn the town into "The New Neverland." His plot is successful, though before it takes place, Gold supposedly kills both Pan (who reverts to Malcolm) and himself with the Dark One's dagger.
|Tinker Bell||N/A||Rose McIver||3||N/A||6||Alive|
|Tinker Bell, or The Green Fairy is a fairy who began training under the guidance of the Blue Fairy, whom also uses her magic to help others. However, her ways displease The Blue Fairy, after she breaks rules including breaking curfew and interacting with the Evil Queen (whom Tinker Bell saved after she fell from a balcony). She also steals pixie dust believing it to help Regina find true love, but Regina's cowardice would lead to Tinker Bell being stripped of her wings and made human by the Blue Fairy.
Upon arrival at Neverland, Regina meets Tinker Bell who reluctantly forgives Regina for what she did to her. Tinker Bell agrees to help her and the rest of the group in their quest to find Henry, having being promised a home with them. After she successfully arrives in Storybrooke with the rest of the group, Regina requests that Mother Superior give her wings back. She refuses, noting that Tinker Bell does not believe in herself, therefore she cannot either. She later manages to believe, using her pixie dust to capture Peter Pan's shadow, and kill it. Her actions result in saving Mother Superior, who was killed by the Shadow, and the latter restores Tinker Bell to fairy status. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Tinker Bell, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Ariel is a mermaid who is first seen helping Snow White, after she escapes from the Evil Queen Regina's knights by diving into waters from a high cliff. Ariel reveals to Snow that she can bear legs upon land for 12 hours according to the sea goddess Ursula's legend. To repay Ariel for saving her life, Snow helps Ariel get to a ball and meet Prince Eric, a man whom Ariel saved a year prior after a shipwreck. Eric remembers Ariel and invites her to travel with him, telling her to think about her decision and return soon. The Evil Queen overlooks this and poses as Ursula to trick Ariel into giving Snow a bracelet that makes her a mermaid, in order for her to fulfill her wishes and escape to travel the world. However, Ariel discovers Ursula's true identity and the Evil Queen tells her to escape and meet Eric. She then attempts to kill Snow until Ariel stabs her with a fork, escaping with Snow under the sea. When Snow is safely ashore, she tells Ariel to return to Eric. However, upon arrival at his castle, she realizes that the Evil Queen has stolen her voice, and cannot communicate with him.
Regina later summons Ariel to Neverland, revealing that mermaids can travel through realms. She promises to return her legs if she retrieves Pandora's Box from Mr. Gold's shop to defeat Peter Pan. After she completes the quest, Regina gives her the ability to use both her legs and fins, allowing her to continue her search for Eric in Storybrooke. With help from Belle, she finds Eric as a fisherman and the two reconcile. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Ariel, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West||N/A||Rebecca Mader||3||N/A||1||Alive|
|The Wicked Witch of the West (previously known as Zelena) is a green-skinned witch. Edward Kitsis has stated that what the Wicked Witch has against Regina is "a global problem and an internal problem", while Adam Horowitz named her "a driving force as an antagonist."|
|The Darling Family|
|The Darling Family consists of Wendy, John, Michael, Nana, and Mr. and Mrs. Darling. When Rumpelstiltskin's son Baelfire is transported to a land without magic, he arrives in London. As a poor street urchin, Bae breaks into The Darling Family's house, stealing bread. Once aboard The Jolly Roger in Neverland, Bae protests to Captain Hook that he wishes to be returned to The Darlings as he views them as his real family.|
|Wendy Darling||N/A||Freya Tingley||3||2||5||Alive|
 The day after her departure, Wendy tells of Neverland, saying that The Shadow let her return as she was a girl, promising to come back for her brothers. That night, the children unsuccessfully create traps to protect themselves, leading Bae to sacrifice himself to The Shadow.
Wendy is later shown to be a prisoner of Peter Pan in Neverland, who is using an adult John and Michael to head to Storybrooke and prevent Belle and Ariel giving Mr. Gold Pandora's box, which he and Regina are seeking in order to defeat Pan in exchange for Wendy's freedom. Pan later forces Wendy to pretend to be ill to Henry in order for him to harness his belief in magic, before she is returned to her cage. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan. Wendy is later saved by Bae, and in return she informs him and the rest of the group of Pan's intentions to kill Henry. She is then rescued and escapes Neverland en route to be reunited with her brothers. Upon their reunion in Storybrooke, The Darlings prepare to return to London.
|John Darling||N/A||Matt Kane (adult)
William Ainschough (child)
|John Darling is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother Michael. Baelfire saves him and his family from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.
As an adult, he was given orders to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan, but failed after Regina changes her mind to give him up following her initial struggle. He returns to Storybrooke years later with Michael before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town. He and Michael find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Peter Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan. After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings prepare to return to London.
|Michael Darling||N/A||James Immekus (adult)
Benjamin Cook (child)
|Michael Darling is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Darling. As a child, he lives with his sister Wendy and brother John. Baelfire saves him and his family from being taken to Neverland by Peter Pan's Shadow.
As an adult, he was given orders to retrieve the infant Henry by Peter Pan in Storybrooke, but failed after Regina changes her mind to give him up following her initial struggle. He returns to Storybrooke years later with John before Belle casts a cloaking spell around the town. He and John find Belle and Ariel in Mr. Gold's shop and retrieve Pandora's Box from them, revealing that they were sent by Pan to prevent the two giving the item to Mr. Gold. Belle and Ariel later stop the pair from destroying the box with a dwarf axe. It is then revealed that the brothers wanted to destroy the object in a deal to save Wendy, who is being held prisoner by Peter Pan in Neverland. Mr. Gold is instructed by Ariel to attempt to save Wendy on his quest to kill Pan. After the Darlings are reunited in Storybrooke, the siblings prepare to return to London.
|N/A||Owen Flynn/Greg Mendell||Ethan Embry (Mendell)
Benjamin Stockham (Flynn)
|Greg Mendell is a man who crashes his car upon entering Storybrooke. According to the show's creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the character's name is a direct reference to the geneticist scientist, Gregor Mendel. When Greg is brought to the hospital, the residents debate whether to save his life and risk the truth of Storybrooke being revealed to the outside world. He is ultimately saved, and tells Sheriff Emma Swan that he did not witness anything at the scene. However, after she leaves, Greg calls an unknown person, telling them what he saw. He decides to remain in the town and investigate the strange happenings of Storybrooke.
As later shown, Greg's true identity is revealed to be Owen Flynn. As a child, he and his father Kurt were camping out in the woods of Maine in 1983, the night the Dark Curse took everyone not protected by Cora's shield to the new world. He enjoys Regina's company, however, this only leads her trying to keep him and his father in Storybrooke. He escapes, vowing to find his arrested father no matter what. This implies that Greg did not crash into the town by accident, he was looking for it. He is determined to expose Storybrooke as he could not convince anyone of its existence after he escaped. He also vows to find out what happened to his father. Regina eventually learns of Greg's identity, telling him to leave the town. Greg ignores her, as it is revealed that the "Her" he was contacting is Neal Cassidy's fiancée, Tamara. The two later kidnap Regina and torture her to reveal his father's whereabouts. She eventually tells him that she killed his father. A hurt Greg then plans to kill Regina but escapes when David Nolan (Prince Charming) tracks him down. Greg and Tamara later obtain a trigger from Regina that will obliterate Storybrooke, though it is foiled. The two instead kidnap Henry Mills, travelling through a portal to Neverland, realizing that he is more important than destroying magic.
Upon arrival at Neverland, Greg and Tamara realise that they are being fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys (the real "Home Office"), the pair refuse to hand Henry to them causing the Shadow to rip out Greg's shadow from his body, killing him instantly.
|Tamara is a woman determined to remove magic from the world seeing it as unholy. Her quest begins in Hong Kong, where she visits The Dragon, a self-proclaimed healer, claiming to have cancer. There, she meets August Booth (Pinocchio), who also seeks the healer as he is gradually turning to wood. He steals $10,000 from her as a settlement to The Dragon's cure, only for Tamara to find him and take the potion back. She later returns to The Dragon, who learns her true intentions, and kills him.
Tamara later follows August to New York City, where she begins a scheme to learn about Storybrooke. She befriends Neal Cassidy (Baelfire), eventually becoming an engaged couple. Tamara is invited to Storybrooke by Neal who informs her of his magical background. Although initially sceptical, she warms up to the idea. However, it is revealed that she already knows of magic. She finds a now completely wooden August, offering to retrieve the potion for him if he leaves Storybrooke forever. But when August learns that she killed The Dragon, he returns to warn Emma Swan about Tamara's deception, only to be mortally wounded by her. Though he is later resurrected to his child self, he is unable to remember who attacked him. Tamara stays with Neal in Storybrooke, unaware that she also has a loving connection with Greg Mendell, the stranger who crashed into the town and who has been giving Tamara pictures of Storybrooke's magical secrets. Tamara and Greg were sent to Storybrooke on a mission to obtain magical objects and send them back to a location known as the "Home Office" for analysing. They obtain magic beans and a "trigger" which can self-destruct Storybrooke. After Emma becomes suspicious of the pair, Tamara reveals her deception, shooting Neal and sending him through a portal, before fleeing. Tamara and Greg activate the trigger but are foiled, instead kidnapping Henry and travelling through a portal to Neverland, claiming he is more important than destroying magic.
Upon arrival at Neverland, Greg and Tamara realise that they are being fooled. When confronted by the Lost Boys (the real "Home Office") the pair refuse to hand Henry to them. After the Shadow rips out Greg's shadow, Tamara is hit by an arrow fired by one of the Lost Boys. Mr. Gold finds Tamara and heals her on order to find the location of Henry. After Tamara asks for forgiveness for attacking his son, Mr. Gold declines and kills Tamara by crushing her heart.
|Prince Henry||N/A||Tony Perez (adult)
Zak Santiago (child)
|Prince Henry is the son of King Xavier. He marries Cora after she demonstrates the ability to spin straw into gold. He is later the loving but weak father of the Evil Queen Regina and serves as her royal valet in the Enchanted Forest. Henry is supportive of Regina, but does not protect her against the manipulations or actions of her mother. When Regina is locked in her room at the palace by King Leopold, Henry brings poisonous vipers to The Genie to free her. Some time after, he is abducted by Cora and held captive in Wonderland as leverage against Regina. Regina later rescues him with Jefferson's help. He advises her to visit Maleficent to retrieve her curse. When she is unable to enact the curse properly, she visits Rumplestiltskin and is told that she must tear out the heart of the thing she loves most, understanding this to mean her father. He tries to convince her that they can still be happy together and start a new life, but she kills him. He is buried in a grave near the site where she enacts the curse.
In Storybrooke, Regina appears to have cared a great deal for her father, naming her adopted son Henry Mills after him, and making his tomb a large mausoleum.
|Jefferson/Mad Hatter||N/A||Sebastian Stan||1||2||6||Alive|
White Rabbit" performed by Jefferson Airplane.
When he first meets Regina, Rumplestiltskin has Jefferson bring Dr. Frankenstein to the fairytale world to pretend failing to revive her true love Daniel, in order to make her become evil. In his later life, he lives with his daughter Grace in the forest, collecting and selling mushrooms to survive. When the Evil Queen asks for another favour, he initially refuses, but eventually agrees with the condition that his daughter "will want for nothing". He takes the Evil Queen to Wonderland, where she rescues her father Henry. However, she abandons Jefferson who is captured by the knights of the Queen of Hearts, who behead him, though he survives. His head is then reattached and he is ordered to make another magical hat to return home. Although he makes thousands of hats, none take him home, leading him into insanity and earning his alter ego as The Mad Hatter.
In Storybrooke, he remembers his life in the Enchanted Forest, which is part of his curse. He lives in a large house, from which he uses telescopes to spy on Sheriff Emma Swan's office and his daughter Grace, now named Paige. He captures Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) after she escapes from her cell, later abducting Emma when she goes looking for her. He orders her to make a magical hat that will take him home, but Emma knocks him out. However, he awakens and attempts to kill Emma, before Mary Margaret pushes him out of a window. He disappears, leaving nothing but his hat. Jefferson returns when Regina needs him for a plan to get rid of Emma, promising he be allowed to forget the curse and have a new life with his daughter. He retrieves the apple that cursed Snow White into a deathlike sleep from the Enchanted Forest. However, after Henry Mills is cursed instead, Regina refuses to uphold her end of the bargain. Furious, Jefferson frees Belle from her cell and instructs her to tell her true love Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) that Regina held her captive. After the curse is broken, David Nolan (Prince Charming) asks for information about his hat in order to find a way to get back to Emma and Mary Margaret who were taken through a portal using his hat. He initially avoids Grace, feeling guilty for leaving her behind in their previous lives, but eventually seeks her out and they happily reunite. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Jefferson, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Cora/Queen of Hearts||N/A||Barbara Hershey (older)
Rose McGowan (younger)
miller, similar to the Miller's Daughter in the Rumpelstiltskin story. She delivers flour to the castle of King Xavier, but is degraded by the petty and cruel noble court. Cora claims she can spin straw into gold and save the kingdom. Xavier states that if she can, she will have his son Prince Henry's hand in marriage, but if not, she will be killed. She is then approached by Rumplestiltskin who states that he will teach her to spin the straw into gold if she agrees to give him her first born child. She agrees, managing the task and accepting Henry's hand in marriage. Cora is again approached by Rumplestiltskin who changes his deal to claim whatever child Cora suggests to him. She plans to run away with him but chooses power over love, ripping her own heart out to avoid giving into her feelings for him. She marries Henry, and gives birth to Regina.
An older Cora shows to be a controlling mother towards Regina, feeling that she does not act like a proper lady and wants her to achieve a high status in life. Cora's designs on taking over the kingdom begin with a plot to kill Queen Eva (Snow White's mother) by fatally poisoning her to make Regina Queen. She then causes Snow's horse to become wild, knowing that Regina would save her. Cora uses this opportunity to arrange a marriage between Regina and Snow's father King Leopold. However, Regina is in love with the stable boy Daniel, a secret that Snow innocently informs Cora of. Cora then kills him believing such a marriage would ruin her plans of royalty. Rumplestiltskin later gives Regina a gateway to Wonderland, which she forces Cora through after becoming unbearable to her. Trapped in Wonderland, she becomes the Queen of Hearts. When Captain Hook is sent to kill her by Regina (who does not want her mother following her to the new land created by the curse), Cora instead collaborates with him, shielding part of the Enchanted Forest from the curse and freezing them in time for 28 years.
After the curse is broken and Mary Margaret (Snow White) and her daughter Emma Swan are transported to the remaining Enchanted Forest, they encounter Cora who acts as a prisoner in the safe haven. When Cora finds out that Regina and her adoptive son Henry are in Storybrooke, it is revealed that she killed Sir Lancelot had been posing as him. She retrieves the magical wardrobe's remains and teams with Hook to travel to Storybrooke, only to find Emma and Mary Margaret who use the waters of Lake Nostos to return to Storybrooke instead. However, Cora and Hook follow them using a magic bean. Once in Storybrooke, Cora impersonates Regina to supposedly kill Dr. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket), thus causing Regina to lose everything. She then turns a rehabilitating Regina back to evil by playing on her love for Henry. She seeks out the Dark One's dagger to kill their enemies, though Regina returns her heart which, unbeknownst to her, has been poisoned by Mary Margaret with the same candle that Cora poisoned Snow's mother with. Upon possessing her heart, she loves Regina truly, until she dies in her arms. Regina holds Mary Margaret responsible and vows to avenge her mother.
|Genie/Magic Mirror||Sidney Glass||Giancarlo Esposito||1||3||10||Alive|
Agrabah to allow the Queen to commit suicide. Instead, the Genie uses the vipers to kill the King and allow the Queen to be with him. However, she tells him that it will be discovered that he was the murderer. Realizing the Queen never loved him, he uses his wish to remain with her and never leave her sight; thus trapping him in her mirror. As a spirit in the Magic Mirror, he is able to move between and see through all other mirrors in the Enchanted Forest, acting as a spy to Regina.
In Storybrooke, he is Sidney Glass, a reporter for Storybrooke's local newspaper The Daily Mirror. On Regina's request, he researches Emma's past to help Regina expel her from Storybrooke. After Graham's death, Regina attempts to appoint him sheriff, but he loses the position to Emma. Regina has him removed from the newspaper staff. Despite this, Sidney tells Emma that he will help her take down Regina, but it is revealed that he is secretly in league with her, using Emma's trust in Sidney to gain leverage over Emma. Emma later learns of his deception realizing that he is in love with Regina. Regina uses Mr. Gold to kidnap Kathryn Nolan (Princess Abigail), framing Mary Margaret for her alleged murder. However, after Kathryn is found alive, Sidney falsely confesses to kidnapping Kathryn to use as an article and become famous. It is later suggested that Regina had locked him in the Storybrooke asylum. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Sidney, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|King George||Albert Spencer||Alan Dale||1||2||8||Alive|
The Prince and the Pauper.
King George and his wife were unable to bear children on their own, so he struck a deal with Rumplestiltskin for an heir. Years later, the kingdom falls into financial trouble, and Prince James offers to slay the dragon plaguing King Midas' realm in exchange for gold. James is killed by a colossal fighter before completing and his twin brother David is recruited to carry out the task. George tells him that he can return home after the dragon is slain. The task is completed and Midas deems the Prince worthy of marrying his daughter and uniting the kingdoms. George reneges on his promise and forces David to marry; if he does not, he will kill his mother and burn his home. Later, the King learns that David has fallen in love with Snow White. He forces Snow to break David's heart and allow him to marry Midas's daughter. David still breaks off his engagement, fleeing his home. Georges knights eventually capture him, and George sentences David to be beheaded, though the Evil Queen Regina rescues him and takes him as her captive. When he learns of David and Snow White's plan to take the kingdom, he kidnaps Snow with the help of Sir Lancelot and uses a potion to prevent her from having children. This plan is foiled when water from Lake Nostos breaks the curse. King George later joins forces with the Evil Queen to fight Snow and Charming's forces, which ends with George's army being defeated and the Evil Queen being apprehended.
In Storybrooke, he is the coldhearted District Attorney Albert Spencer who leads the prosecution for the Kathryn Nolan "murder case", against Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White). Following the curse being broken, Spencer meets with David and warns him that he plans to make his life hell as revenge for ruining his plans as King George. Spencer later murders car mechanic Billy (Gus), framing Ruby (Red Riding Hood). He tries to form an angry mob to kill her though David discovers that Spencer is in fact the murderer. Spencer then burns Jefferson's hat that David was relying on to retrieve his daughter and wife who had fallen through a portal created by it, and escapes. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Spencer, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Princess Abigail||Kathryn Nolan||Anastasia Griffith||1||N/A||7||Alive|
|Princess Abigail is the daughter of King Midas. She was to marry Prince "Charming" David, but when he falls in love with Snow White, Abigail helps him run away. She is in love with Frederick, a knight she was to marry until he was turned into gold while protecting her father. Charming later retrieves water from Lake Nostos that revives Frederick, and he reunites with Abigail.
In Storybrooke, she is Kathryn Nolan, the wife of David Nolan (Prince Charming). David however is in love with Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White), and starts an affair with her. She is later accepted into a law school in Boston, though David refuses to relocate and suggests they end their marriage. Kathryn then learns about David's affair, deciding to move to Boston alone. However, her car is found abandoned at the town's limits, and a missing persons case becomes a murder trial when a heart proven to be Kathryn's is found in Mary Margaret's jewelry box. It is later revealed that Regina worked with Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to attempt to frame Mary Margaret for Kathryn's murder, when Mr. Gold in fact kidnapped Kathryn. She is later found alive, though she does not remember her disappearance. Sidney Glass (The Genie/Magic Mirror) falsely takes the blame for her kidnapping. After the curse is broken, Kathryn and Frederick find each other and live happily together in her home. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Kathryn, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Fictional Counterpart||Real-World Counterpart||Portrayer||Featured episode(s)||Status|
|Maleficent||N/A||Kristin Bauer van Straten||1.02, 1.22||Transformed|
witch and shape-shifter, who is able to take the form of a fire-breathing dragon.
After failed attempts to kill Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)'s mother, Maleficent inflicts Aurora with a sleeping curse, putting both the Princess and her kingdom into a thorn-adorned ruin. Maleficent also curses her true love Prince Phillip by transforming him into a beast called the Yaoguai and banishing him to another land so that he is incapable of reaching Aurora. He remains in this form until he is found by Belle who returns him to human form. In Wonderland, when Will Scarlet (the Knave of Hearts) and Robin Hood's Merry Men invade Maleficent's castle to steal gold, her voice is projected into their camp, telling them to return a stolen Looking Glass. She is approached at some point by the Evil Queen Regina, who trades the Dark Curse created by Rumplestiltskin, for Maleficent's sleeping curse, in order to punish Snow White. Later, in hope to find Snow White, Prince Charming is given a locating spell from Rumplestiltskin if he manages to hide a potion inside the belly of a beast (Maleficent). The witch transforms into a fire-breathing dragon, though Charming manages to place the potion within her. Eventually, Maleficent gives up on her revenge against Aurora's mother, finding solace in her pet black unicorn. However, the Evil Queen, frustrated at the failure of the sleeping curse, desires the Dark Curse once more, but Maleficent refuses. Regina challenges her to a spar eventually defeating Maleficent, but allowing her to live, saying that she is her only friend.
In Storybrooke, it is revealed that Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) trapped Maleficent in her dragon form and imprisoned her beneath Storybrooke's abandoned library. Later, when Henry Mills falls under a sleeping curse to prove the curse's reality to Emma Swan, Emma is forced to kill Maleficent to retrieve the potion within her, later revealed to be a bottle of true love. Regina later travels beneath the library to retrieve the "fail-safe" trigger to destroy Storybrooke, finding Maleficent alive in an undead-like body form. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, it can be assumed that a form of Maleficent is returned to the Enchanted Forest.
|Blind Witch #1||Miss Ginger||Patti Allan||1.02, 1.08||Alive|
|The first Blind Witch is a witch with stitched eyes who was a participant in the Evil Queen Regina's curse. She was considered to be among those with the darkest souls in the Enchanted Forest, cutting off a lock of her hair to enact the curse.
In Storybrooke, she is Miss Ginger, a bespectacled busybody. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Miss Ginger, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Gnome||Garden Gnome||Layton Keely||1.02||Transformed|
|The Gnome was one of the participants in the Evil Queen Regina's quest to enact her curse. When the first attempt fails, the Gnome laughs at the Evil Queen who retaliates by turning him to stone. His petrified form is seen in Storybrooke in Mayor Regina Mills' garden.|
|Cinderella||Ashley Boyd||Jessy Schram||1.04, 1.12||Alive|
|Cinderella, nicknamed Ella, was originally a maid who wished to attend the royal ball. She meets Rumplestiltskin after he kills her fairy godmother, and offers her a contract: her wish in exchange for something she will have in the future. She signs without reading the contract and attends a ball where she meets Prince Thomas. The two fall in love and marry. However, Rumplestiltskin later reminds Ella of the contract and informs her that he wants her first-born child. When she discovers she is pregnant, she attempts to run away. However, Thomas and Prince Charming devise a plan to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears. Rumplestiltskin vows that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.
In Storybrooke, she is 19-year-old Ashley Boyd, a single, pregnant maid. The baby's father Sean Herman (Prince Thomas), is forbidden to see Ashley by his father; the latter arranges for Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to pay Ashley in exchange for the baby. She originally agrees to the exchange, but later decides to keep her child. She attempts to flee town but goes into labour at the city limits. Emma Swan brings her to the hospital, where she gives birth to a daughter and reunites with Sean. Emma agrees to be in-debt to Mr. Gold if Ashley is allowed to keep the baby. Ashley and Sean are later engaged. In Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, she is seen working at Granny's when Will (the Knave of Hearts) enters Storybrooke. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Ashley, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Prince Thomas||Sean Herman||Tim Phillipps||1.04, 1.12||Alive|
|Prince Thomas is the husband of Cinderella whom he met the night she made a deal with Rumplestiltskin. During their wedding reception, Rumplestiltskin reminds Ella of the contract and wants her first-born child. When she discovers she is pregnant, she attempts to run away. However, Thomas and Prince Charming devise a plan to capture Rumplestiltskin. The plan succeeds, but Thomas disappears. Rumplestiltskin vows that she will never see Thomas again until the contract is fulfilled.
In Storybrooke, he is Sean Herman, a factory worker who was forced by his father to leave Ashley after she falls pregnant. When Emma tries to find Ashley, who was fleeing town at the time, she tries to enlist Sean for assistance, but his father Mitchell tells Emma that Sean will have nothing to do with her. Realizing he has made a deal with Mr. Gold, Emma finds Ashley and brings her back to the hospital to give birth. Sean decides to go against his father's wishes and visits Ashley to reconcile with her and to see his daughter. A few months later, he proposes to Ashley and the pair are engaged. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Sean, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Gus||Billy||Jarod Joseph||1.04, 1.05, 1.19, 2.07, 2.17||Deceased|
|In the Enchanted Forest, Gus was a domestic mouse who lived in the pantry of Cinderella's house and one of Cinderella's only friends, along with Jaq and the other mice.
In Storybrooke, he becomes a human named Billy, a car mechanic who works at Marine Garage. He shows an interest in Ruby (Red Riding Hood) but is denied a date, unaware of the reason being her werewolf persona later in the night. Billy is later found dead, apparently murdered by Red in her wolf form. David Nolan (Prince Charming) however eventually discovers that it was actually his own adoptive father, Albert Spencer (King George), who gruesomely murdered him, leaving doctored evidence that Red was responsible, because he wanted David to look irresponsible of the town's safety.
|King||Mitchell Herman||Ted Whittall||1.04||Alive|
|This unnamed King is the father of Prince Thomas, based on the King from Cinderella. He is a loving father to Thomas and is eager to let him marry his true love, Cinderella.
In Storybrooke, he is Mitchell Herman who does not approve of Sean (Thomas)'s relationship with Ashley Boyd (Cinderella) and forbids him to see her when she falls pregnant. Mitchell arranges for Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) to take Ashley's baby away when she gives birth. This plot is thwarted by Sheriff Emma Swan who agrees to owe Gold a favour in exchange that he lets Ashley keep her baby. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Mitchell, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Martin and Myrna||N/A||Harry Groener (Martin)
Carolyn Hennesy (Myrna)
|Martin and Mynra are Jiminy Cricket's parents. They both worked as con artists, profiting from innocent villagers and using Jiminy to steal money and belongings. Jiminy wants to change, but his parents insist he cannot. Jiminy visits Rumplestiltskin explaining his situation and he gives him a potion to free himself from his parents' strong hold. However, Martin and Myrna realize Jiminy's plan and swap his potion for a fake elf tonic. They arrive at the house of a young couple and pretend to be homeless and in need of a place to stay for the evening. They pretend to the couple that there is a plague coming to the town and are swindled by the trio into giving up all their valuable items in exchange for the fake elf tonic. Jiminy throws the "potion" on his parents once outside, though they taunt him that they have switched the bottles. In horror, Jiminy runs back into the couple's house to find the pair have already ingested the potion and turned into wooden puppets. Martin and Myrna show no remorse even when the couple's son Geppetto stumbles in to see his parents' state.|
|Prince James||N/A||Josh Dallas||1.06, 2.13||Deceased|
|Prince James is the deceased twin brother of Prince "Charming" David. He competes in a battle against a challenger, preparing for his acceptance from King Midas to slay a dragon as part of a deal between him and James' father, King George. However, after celebrating the deal, James is stabbed to death by the nearly dead challenger. This worries George about his future and his kingdom, until Rumplestiltskin tells him that James has a twin brother, as it appears that the King adopted James through Rumplestiltskin in order to save the kingdom. He then tells the King that he can bring the twin to the castle to have him pose as James, in return for a wand that the Fairy Godmother carries.
Prior to these events, James and his lover Jacqueline "Jack" searched for means of financially saving his kingdom. Using shrinking products from Wonderland, they encounter and shrink Anton the Giant, hoping to trick him into sharing his treasure with them. Their conquest leads them (and an army) into Anton's palace where they slay the giants inside, stealing a great portion of treasure. Anton later believes David to be James, viciously punching him at first glance.
|Ruth||N/A||Gabrielle Rose||1.06, 2.03||Deceased|
|Ruth is the deceased mother of twin brothers Prince James and Prince "Charming" David.
When Prince James is killed in battle, she tries to convince her second son, shepherd David, to marry King Midas' daughter in order to save their farm. When Rumplestiltskin arrives, she reveals to him that he had a twin brother and she, along with her husband, gave him away to keep their farm. David returns to tell her that they can never see one another again, after King George forces David to marry Princess Abigail. Ruth gives him her ring to pass on to his true love, Snow White. Ruth is later shot by a poisoned arrow when David arranges a rendezvous at her hideout which King George ambushes. As David, Snow and Lancelot take her to find the curative waters of Lake Nostos, she offers Snow a charm that indicates the sex of her first-born child. However, because of the curse George forced upon Snow, it indicates nothing for her. When the lake is found to have dried up, Ruth wants Snow to have the remaining water to cure her, but Snow protests. However, Ruth is not healed by the water, and as her dying wish asks to see David and Snow married.
|King Midas||N/A||Alex Zahara||1.06||Alive|
|King Midas is a rich King with the power to turn all he touches to gold. To keep himself from turning people into gold, he wears special gloves that suppress his Golden Touch. His daughter Princess Abigail's true love, a knight named Fredrick, is accidentally transformed into a golden statue whilst protecting him. He promises King George gold in return for the head of the dragon that terrorizes his kingdom, which is to be killed by George's son Prince James. However, after James is killed, George learns that he has a twin brother, David who poses as James and completes the task. Midas deems "James" worthy to marry his daughter and offers to unite his kingdom with George's through marriage between their children, though the plan does not work out with Abigail later marrying a humanised Fredrick instead of David.|
|Zoso was an unmatched sorcerer who was The Dark One before Rumplestiltskin. He used his powers to have parents send their children to fight in the Ogre Wars. However, Zoso was only a slave to the land's Duke who wielded The Dark One's dagger which enabled anyone who possessed it to control him. Seeking freedom from the Duke, Zoso manipulates Rumplestiltskin while in the form of a beggar by telling him to burn down the Duke's castle and steal The Dark One's dagger. After the objectives are filled, Rumplestiltskin stabs him with the dagger, killing him.|
|Hansel and Gretel||Nicholas and Ava Zimmer||Hansel: Quinn Lord
Gretel: Karley Scott Collins
|Hansel and Gretel are brother and sister, the children of a woodcutter. After the Evil Queen Regina captures their father in the forest, they are forced to retrieve a small black sack (something precious) for her from the Blind Witch. After they succeed, the Queen invites them to live with her in her palace but they refuse, stating they want to be reunited with their father. She reacts to this by transporting them to the infinite forest. Their father is then brought to the Queen and released, without knowing where his children are located.
In Storybrooke, they are siblings Nicholas and Ava Zimmer, who have never met their father and live on their own since their mother died. In order to avoid them being separated by social services, Emma finds their father and convinces him to take care of them. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Nicolas and Ava, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Woodcutter||Michael Tillman||Nicholas Lea||1.09||Alive|
|The Woodcutter is Hansel and Gretel's father who is captured by the Evil Queen's guards. After banishing Hansel and Gretel to the Infinite Forest for refusing to live with her, the Evil Queen releases him while telling him that he and his children can live together as a family once they find one another.
In Storybrooke, he is a mechanic named Michael Tillman who is the owner of Marine Garage. He is the father of Nicholas and Ava (Hansel and Gretel) whom he isn't aware of until Sheriff Emma Swan informs him. At first, he refuses to take them in because he fears that he would not be able to support them. Later, when Emma is forced to take them to social services in Boston, she pretends that her car breaks down and calls him. When he arrives to tow her car, she tells him to at least see them before making a decision; he chooses to take them in. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Michael, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Blind Witch #2||N/A||Emma Caulfield||1.09||Deceased|
|The second Blind Witch was a witch who had a very keen sense of smell, particularly for children. When Hansel and Gretel sneak into her house to retrieve a small black sack, Hansel bites into a cupcake thus awakening her from her slumber. She locks them both in a cell while preparing the oven for cooking. The duo escape, pushing her into an oven before the Evil Queen Regina unleashes a fireball into the oven, killing her.|
|Stealthy||N/A||Geoff Gustafson||1.10, 1.14||Deceased|
|Stealthy was a dwarf who was part of The Seven Dwarfs' group. He receives his name from his axe, like the other dwarfs, because of his skillful infiltration abilities. When he tries to break Grumpy and Snow White out of their prison cell in King George's castle, he is killed during their escape.|
|King Leopold||N/A||Richard Schiff (older)
Eric Lange (younger)
|1.11, 1.18, 3.18||Deceased|
|King Leopold is the deceased father of Snow White and the husband of the Evil Queen Regina, his second wife. After Regina saves his daughter, Leopold marries her in order to give his daughter a mother. He is always thankful for his daughter and rules his realm with kindness, wanting nothing except for the happiness of his kingdom and its subjects. When he finds The Genie's lamp, he cannot think of anything he desires, so instead frees the Genie and invites him to his castle to work with him. These actions end in disaster when the Genie falls in love with Regina and plots to kill the King to free her from the loveless marriage. The Genie places poisonous vipers in the King's bed, killing him.>|
|Sir Maurice||Moe French||Eric Keenleyside||1.12, 2.04||Alive|
|Sir Maurice is the ruler of a land and Belle's father. He enlists Rumplestiltskin to save his people from the war; he agrees on the condition that Belle must leave her family and become the caretaker of his estate. Maurice unaccepts, but Belle agrees to the bargain.
In Storybrooke, he is Moe French, a florist who is the owner of the flower shop "Game of Thorns". Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) repossesses the shop's van, insisting that a loan he made Moe is due. There is later a robbery at Mr. Gold's house, and Gold holds Moe accountable, abducting him and beating him viciously. Sheriff Emma Swan stops arrests Gold and Moe is taken to the hospital. After the curse is broken, Moe begins to search for Belle, hiring Mr. William Smee to locate her. Initially they are reunited, but when Moe learns that Belle still has feelings for Rumplestiltskin, he tries to send her across town lines in order to have her forget him. After Gold rescues Belle, she tells both him and her father that she wishes to never see them again. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Moe, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Gaston is Belle's deceased fiancée who is first seen in her father Sir Maurice's castle seeking the aid of Rumplestiltskin. Belle agrees to go with Rumplestiltskin to save their village, much to Gaston's dismay. Gaston later appears at Rumplestiltskin's estate to confront him. However, Rumplestiltskin simply turns him into a rose and gives it to an unaware Belle.|
|Frederick is a knight and true love of Princess Abigail. The couple were to be married, until he is turned into a gold statue protecting her father King Midas. He is restored by the magical waters of Lake Nostos, gathered by Prince Charming, and is happily reunited with Abigail.
In Storybrooke, he is Jim, a physical education teacher at Storybrooke Elementary School. Kathryn Nolan (Abigail) is originally in a relationship with David Nolan (Charming). However, after Kathryn learns the truth of Mary Margaret (Snow White) and David's affair, she attacks her in her workplace, also the school, unknowingly bumping into Jim. After she decides to leave Storybrooke, she crashes her car at the city limits. Jim finds her car abandoned. According to producer Edward Kitsis, after the Dark Curse is broken, he finds Kathryn and resumes his relationship with her. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Jim, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Watchy||N/A||Richard Ian Cox||1.14||Unknown|
|Watchy is a dwarf who watches over the dwarf eggs until they hatch.|
|Bossy is a dwarf who is also the leader of the other dwarfs.|
|Nova||Sister Astrid||Amy Acker||1.14||Alive|
|Nova is a new fairy being trained by the Blue Fairy. While carrying a bag of fairy dust, Nova accidentally sprinkles some on an egg. When the egg hatches in the dwarf mines, Dreamy emerges. Nova and Dreamy later fall in love and plan to run away. When the Blue Fairy tells Dreamy that Nova will lose her wings if she elopes with him, Dreamy ends the relationship breaking Nova's heart. He is renamed Grumpy after he returns to the mines.
In Storybrooke, Nova is Sister Astrid, a kind-hearted but clumsy nun. Leroy (Grumpy), offers to help her come up with the money to sell candles. When he does, he asks Astrid, who is as smitten with Leroy as he is with her, to be the first passenger on the new boat he purchased. She agrees without hesitation. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Sister Astrid, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Peter was the son of a blacksmith and Red Riding Hood's lover. Presumably, his name derives from Peter and the Wolf, a composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. Red and Peter had plans to leave the village and see the world together. During a series of nightly wolf attacks, Red and Snow White believe that Peter is the wolf and is behind the bloodshed. The two devise a plan to chain Peter down, Red staying with him overnight. It is later revealed that Red is actually the wolf and she ends up killing Peter by ripping him to shreds. While talking to Dr. Whale (Dr. Frankenstein) in Storybrooke, she sadly admits to "eating her boyfriend."|
|Grace||Paige||Alissa Skovbye||1.17, 2.03||Alive|
|Grace is the daughter of Jefferson. Her name is a reference to Jefferson Airplane's lead singer, Grace Slick. Her father agrees to help the Evil Queen to give Grace a better life, leaving Grace with neighbours, promising to return to her for their tea party together. However, he is tricked by the Queen and abandoned in Wonderland.
In Storybrooke, she is Paige who now believes that she is the daughter of another family and is no longer aware that Jefferson exists. After the curse is broken, she is reunited with Jefferson when he finally feels worthy in her presence. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Paige, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Caterpillar||N/A||Roger Daltrey (voice)||1.17||Alive|
|The Caterpillar is an inhabitant of Wonderland. He appears when the Evil Queen Regina and Jefferson come to Wonderland. As in the Disney film and literature, he reclines on his mushroom and asks "Who are you" to them, blowing smoke rings in Jefferson's face.|
|Knave of Hearts||N/A||Paul McGillion||1.17, 2.09||Alive|
|The Knave of Hearts is a servant of Cora (as the Queen of Hearts). When the Evil Queen Regina and Jefferson come to Wonderland, the Knave of Hearts brings Jefferson to the Queen of Hearts who asks him how he has entered Wonderland. Jefferson states that he came by use of his hat, but no longer has it since the Evil Queen obtained it. The Knave of Hearts has Jefferson become a Hatter in order to make another hat that is similar to his. The Knave of Hearts is present when Captain Hook later comes to Wonderland when he is hired by the Evil Queen to kill Cora in Wonderland.|
|Daniel||N/A||Noah Bean||1.18, 2.05||Deceased|
stable boy at Regina's home when she was a teenager; he gave her riding lessons and was also her love interest. After Regina saves a young Snow White's life, King Leopold proposes to her. To avoid the unwanted marriage, Regina devises a plan to run away with Daniel, but Cora kills him upon learning of their relationship from Snow White. After Regina learns basic magic, she uses a preservation spell on Daniel's body, keeping him in a glass case and dedicating her time to finding a way to bring him back to life. Jefferson brings Dr. Victor Frankenstein to her from his world and he performs an experiment on Daniel's body, failing. It is later revealed that he failed on purpose as part of a deal with Rumplestiltskin, who wanted Regina to give into her dark side.
After the curse in Storybrooke is broken, Dr. Whale (Victor Frankenstein) wishes for Regina to return him to his world. In order to persuade her, he attempts the experiment on Daniel again, this time succeeding. However, the pain of resurrection turns Daniel into a "monster" who rips off Whale's arm. During a brief moment of painful lucidity, Daniel tells Regina to forget their love and "love again", before lapsing back into psychotic behaviour and attempting to attack her; a heartbroken Regina turns Daniel to dust.
|Sir Lancelot||N/A||Sinqua Walls||2.03||Deceased|
|Sir Lancelot was a knight who used to work for King Arthur. Under the orders of King George, Lancelot captures Snow White and brings her to him, unintentionally cursing her with water that makes her barren forever with no chance of producing children. Lancelot revisits Snow, mentioning that he had no knowledge of the water's content. Using the remnants of the water in Lake Nostos, Lancelot is able to undo the curse on Snow. He is later killed by Cora who poses as him in the protected area of the Enchanted Forest, though the ruse is exposed by Mary Margaret (Snow White).|
|Milah||N/A||Rachel Shelley||2.04, 2.14||Deceased|
|Milah is Rumplestiltskin's deceased wife and Baelfire's mother. She is first introduced at the local village tavern with a band of pirates, one of them being Killian Jones. A local villager later tells Rumplestiltskin that the pirates have abducted her. Rumplestiltskin begs the pirates for his wife back, but only after Rumplestiltskin defeats Jones in a duel. He is too afraid to fight Jones and abandons Milah. Some time later, after Rumplestiltskin becomes The Dark One and Baelfire had left, Jones encounters Rumplestiltskin and informs him that Milah has died. After stopping Rumplestiltskin from ripping out Jones' heart, Milah reveals herself to be alive and that she had willingly fallen in love with Jones. In exchange for her life as well as Jones', she offers him a magic bean that he desires to find Baelfire. After promising both Jones and Milah their safety, Rumplestiltskin confronts Milah about leaving her son. Milah admits that she regrets leaving her son, blaming her miserable relationship with Rumplestiltskin. This causes an enraged Rumplestiltskin to rip her heart out and crush it, leaving her to die in Jones' arms.|
|Mr. William Smee||N/A||Chris Gauthier||2.04, 2.11, 2.21, 2.22, 3.11||Transformed|
|Mr. William Smee is a man capable of procuring objects that are hard to find. In the Enchanted Forest, he makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin in order to get his life extended; Smee trades him a magic bean for his age reversal. Captain Hook manages to intervene and kidnaps Smee to obtain the magic bean, later appointing him as a crewman on his ship, The Jolly Roger. Hook uses the bean to create a portal that takes the ship to Neverland where he and his crew will never age. In Neverland, Smee serves as an adviser to Hook, assisting in his murderous aspirations to kill Rumplestiltskin and his aspirations to obtain information and raise the newly arrived Baelfire.
In Storybrooke, William Smee appears as a homeless man who kidnaps Belle under the orders of her father Moe French (Sir Maurice). Mr. Gold later uses him as a guinea pig for a spell that would enable anyone to cross the border to Storybrooke without losing their memories again. When Hook arrives in Storybrooke, Smee immediately begins following orders, retrieving Mr. Gold's most prized possession: Baelfire's shawl. In retaliation, Gold turns Smee into a rat. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Mr. Smee, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Igor||N/A||Yurij Kis||2.05, 2.12||Alive|
|Igor is the assistant of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, helping him in the resurrection of his brother Gerhardt.|
|Anton||N/A||Jorge Garcia||2.06, 2.13, 2.19||Alive|
Giant based on the being featured in Jack and the Beanstalk.
Prior to the curse, Anton resided in a realm of giants which could only be accessed through a large beanstalk. His brothers Abraham and Arlo referred to him as "Tiny" and often mocked his love for knowing more of the outside world. In retaliation, he journeyed down the beanstalk and befriended Prince James and his lover Jack, who give Anton a piece of mushroom from Wonderland that shrinks him to human size. Jack tells Anton James' kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy and needs money. Anton offers to give them treasure from his home, however, they betray him and lead an army to fight against the Giants, ultimating in the death of all their kind except for Anton. He develops a hatred towards humans for what happened to his family. Years later after the Evil Queen's curse is broken, Emma Swan and Captain Hook journey up the beanstalk to retrieve a magic compass. He attempts to attack them, but Emma pleads with him that she needs the compass to get back to her son. He reluctantly gives the compass to Emma stating all humans are alike; Emma states that he is wrong to generalise.
Back in Storybrooke, Captain Hook reveals that Cora shrunk Anton to bring him to the new land. Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) restores his giant size, and he rampages through Storybrooke, attempting to kill David, who he mistakes for James. However, when the magic wears off, he falls into a pit; David rescues him, convincing him to trust them all. Anton reveals to the group that he owns a magic bean, and works with the Seven Dwarfs to harvest beans as portals, until Regina destroys them. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Anton, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Jacqueline "Jack" was a lover and friend of Prince James as well as an acquaintance of Anton the Giant. She is a female version of the hero from Jack the Giant Killer and Jack and the Beanstalk. She assists Prince James in freeing the royal land of their debts, meeting a giant named Anton. The two trick him into leading the pair to the treasure atop the beanstalk where he originates. They betray him and begin a fight against the giants for their treasure, ultimating in Anton's brother Arlo killing Jack. Her skeleton is shown lying in Anton's home when Emma Swan and Captain Hook climb the beanstalk to retrieve a magic compass.|
|Quinn was a werewolf that Red Riding Hood encounters after he steals her cloak in the woods. Quinn informs Red that she does not need to use the cloak and that there is another way to control her wolf-side, taking her underground into a buried castle. Red is introduced to Anita, who claims to be her mother. Snow White discovers the castle, and Quinn chokes her to protect their society. Red claims her to be a friend and she is saved. The Evil Queen's knights then invade the castle, killing Quinn with an arrow.|
|Anita was the leader of a pack of werewolves that resided in a buried castle. Red Riding Hood meets Anita, who reveals to her that she is her mother, insisting that her grandmother lied to her about her status. Snow White accidentally leads the Evil Queen's knights to invade the castle. An enraged Anita demands Red to kill Snow in return for the knight-caused bloodshed. When she objects, Anita transforms into a wolf planning to kill Snow, until she is unintentionally impaled with a pole by Red. Anita perishes and is later buried.|
|Alphonse Frankenstein||N/A||Gregory Itzin||2.12||Deceased|
|Alphonse Frankenstein was the father of Victor and Gerhardt Frankenstein. A leading military official, Alphonse openly favoured Gerhardt over Victor, and blamed Victor for Gerhardt's death. Although Victor successfully revived Gerhardt, Alphonse declared that he was a monster. Alphonse attacks Victor, but is stopped by Gerhardt who proceeds to beat Alphonse to death.|
|Gerhardt Frankenstein||N/A||Chad Michael Collins||2.12||Unknown|
|Gerhardt Frankenstein is the deceased brother of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the younger son of Alphonse. He is a decorated soldier and considered to be a success story in the eyes of his father. One night, Gerhardt catches Victor digging up a body in the graveyard for an experiment; a soldier arrives and kills Gerhardt. Devastated at the death of his brother, Victor attempts to revive him with a heart, but it does not survive the process. Victor then seeks to revive him with the "perfect heart", which Rumplestiltskin provides from the Enchanted Forest. With the new heart, he successfully revives Gerhardt as his infamous monster. Alphonse declares that the revived Gerhardt is not his son. To protect Victor from an attack led on him by Alphonse, Gerhardt openly murders his father. Victor locks Gerhardt in a dungeon to later execute him. However, Victor instead assures to fix the situation; a despondent Gerhardt is left in the tower alone. In discussion between Dr. Whale (Victor) and Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) in Storybrooke, it is mentioned that Gerhardt remains in Frankenstein's world.|
|Abraham||N/A||C. Ernst Harth||2.13||Deceased|
|Abraham is the Giant brother of Anton and Arlo. He liked to pick on Anton, especially for his love of all things human, calling him "Tiny". During an invasion led by Prince James and Jack, Abraham is killed after being struck with a poisoned sword.|
|Arlo was the Giant brother of Anton and Abraham. He is struck by a poisoned sword from an invasion led by Prince James and Jack and dies, shortly after he kills Jack.|
|Queen Eva||N/A||Rena Sofer (adult)
Eva Bourne (young)
|2.15, 2.16, 3.18||Deceased|
|Queen Eva is the deceased mother of Snow White and the first wife of King Leopold.
When she was a princess, she trips a young Cora (who is working as a miller's daughter) causing Eva to fly into rage. As a better adult, she teaches her daughter kindness, respect for the service, and to avoid black magic. She unexpectedly falls ill before Snow's birthday. The Royal Doctor cannot heal her, so her servant Johanna informs Snow that she should talk to the Blue Fairy. The fairy offers Snow a magic candle which would save the life of her mother at the cost of another's life. She refuses the candle which pleases Eva, who dies shortly after. Following the funeral of the Queen, the "Blue Fairy" is revealed to be Cora in disguise. Over the corpse of Eva, she confesses to poisoning her in order to place Regina on the throne, as well as to turn Snow White evil.
|Johanna is the personal maid of Queen Eva and was close to her and her daughter Snow White. When Eva collapses with ill-based symptoms, Johanna informs Snow of the Blue Fairy as a magical mentor and adviser to Eva, and that if anyone can help her, she can. Snow is offered dark magic from the fairy as a way to save her, but Snow cannot bring herself to use the magic, and Eva dies. Johanna comforts her and helps Snow with her mother's funeral.
In Storybrooke, Johanna is seen after the curse is broken. She manages to buy Snow's tiara from Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin)'s shop to give to Mary Margaret Blanchard (Snow White) on her birthday. When Mary Margaret learns it is from Johanna, she is overjoyed to be reunited with her. Mary Margaret and David Nolan (Prince Charming) are located to Rumplestiltskin's dagger in the Storybrooke Clock Tower, where they are confronted by Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) and her mother Cora who have captured Johanna. Regina rips out Johanna's heart and threatens to crush it if Mary Margaret does not hand over the dagger. Though Mary Margaret forfeits the dagger to them for the safety of Johanna, Cora kills Johanna by throwing her out of the clock tower.
|King Xavier||N/A||Joaquim de Almeida||2.16||Unknown|
|King Xavier is a wealthy king based on the unnamed King from the Rumpelstiltskin story. After Cora, the miller's daughter bumps into Princess Eva, he forces her to kneel down and apologize, humiliating her. During a masquerade ball held by Xavier to determine who will be the bride of his son Prince Henry, Cora claims she is more than a miller's daughter and can in fact turn straw into gold. Xavier tells her that if she can spin all the castle's straw into gold overnight, she can marry his son, but if she fails, she must forfeit her life. After Rumplestiltskin teaches Cora the art, to Xavier's surprise, all the straw is spun into gold and Cora takes Henry's hand in marriage. The night before her marriage, Cora visits Xavier with the intention of ripping out his heart. However, she leaves with her own heart in a box, sparing King Xavier, realising that love is weakness. Months later, Cora shows her daughter Regina to the King's court.|
|N/A||Kurt Flynn||John Pyper-Ferguson||2.17||Deceased|
|Kurt Flynn is the deceased father of Owen Flynn. While camping in Maine, the curse went into effect, causing Storybrooke to magically appear overnight. They soon discover Storybrooke where they are directed to Regina, who gradually develops a bond with Owen after realizing she is not truly happy. After Kurt witnesses Regina Mills (the Evil Queen) controlling Sheriff Graham Humbert (The Huntsman)'s heart, he and Owen attempt to leave town. Following a high speed car chase through the town, Kurt is arrested. He orders his son to escape the town. Owen vows to find his father again.
Years later when the curse is broken, a stranger crashes his car into Storybrooke. The driver inside is revealed to be a man named Greg Mendell. His true identity is later released as an older Owen. He is still shown to be looking for his father, however, his search comes to a tragic end when he learns that Regina had killed his father shortly after he escaped. Greg receives confirmation upon finding his father's skull at their old campsite.
|The Dragon||N/A||Tzi Ma||2.18||Deceased|
|The Dragon was a healer who ran a clinic in Hong Kong, and would often deal with illnesses and diseases. Shortly before the curse is broken in Storybrooke, August Booth (Pinocchio) begins transforming back into wood. He seeks the attention of The Dragon who demands an item close to August's soul plus $10,000. Meanwhile, a woman named Tamara, who claims to have cancer, also seeks The Dragon's help. August steals her money to pay The Dragon, receiving a bottle of potion that will cure his "illness". However, Tamara catches him and takes back the bottle. Later that night, Tamara murders The Dragon, revealing herself to be a killer of magical beings. August returns later, only to find The Dragon's corpse.|
|Sheriff of Nottingham||Keith||Wil Traval||2.19||Unknown|
|The Sheriff of Nottingham was once humiliated by Robin Hood who then stole his love Maid Marian, turning him into an alcoholic. During his hunt for Hood, the Sheriff meets Rumplestiltskin who is also looking for him. Rumplestiltskin takes the Sheriff's tongue temporarily in order to locate the whereabouts of Hood.
In Storybrooke, he is Keith, a frequent visitor to The Rabbit Hole bar. He meets Lacey (Belle) and later goes on a date with her. Upon realizing that she and Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) are still a couple, Keith approaches Gold to apologize. Gold again takes Keith's tongue and proceeds to viciously beat him, to the attraction of Lacey. Although it is not known if Keith survived, it is assumed that he was returned to his world after Peter Pan enacts the original curse again.
|Maid Marian||N/A||Christie Laing||2.19||Deceased|
|Maid Marian is the target for the affection of the Sheriff of Nottingham. She runs away with Robin Hood after falling in love with him. Sometime later, Marian is pregnant and falls ill, causing Robin Hood to obtain a magic wand from Rumplestiltskin's castle to heal her. After successfully curing her, Rumplestiltskin takes Belle to witness him killing Hood for stealing from him. However, after seeing the restored Marian and realizing her pregnancy, Belle begs Rumplestiltskin not to kill him or else the child would become fatherless. Rumplestiltskin purposely misses shooting him, alarming the pair to escape the woods. Marian later gives birth to a son named Roland, though she passes away a short time after.|
|The Merry Men are a group of men that work for Robin Hood.|
|Little John||N/A||Jason Burkhart||3.03, 3.12||Alive|
|Little John is a member of the Merry Men.|
|Roland is Robin Hood and Marian's son. He is used as bait to trick Pan's shadow so Neal could get to Neverland.|
|Friar Tuck||N/A||Michael P. Northey||3.12||Unknown|
|Little John is a member of the Merry Men.|
|Devin is a longtime member of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys. Emma, Mary Margaret and Regina successfully capture him in order to communicate with Henry. After he refuses to assist them, Regina takes possession of his heart, forcing him to give Henry a mirror that tells him they are in Neverland and coming to rescue him.|
|Captain Liam Jones||N/A||Bernard Curry||3.05||Deceased|
|Captain Liam Jones is the deceased brother of Captain Killian "Hook" Jones. With assistance from Killian, he worked for an unknown King, being sent to Neverland to retrieve an unknown plant called Dreamshade where they get their by using a sail made from the feathers of Pegasus. Upon arrival, Peter Pan informs the two that the plant they are seeking is poisonous. Liam ignores Pan, finding the plant and cutting himself with its thorns to prove its safety. However, the poison quickly infiltrates his arm and Killian is forced to make a deal with Pan to use the waters of Neverland to heal him. The two then travel out of Neverland where Liam dies as a side effect of the water's magic. After Liam was buried at sea, Killian becomes the new captain where he exposes the King's intentions to the crew, renames the ship the Jolly Roger, and leads the crew into an era of piracy.|
|Prince Eric||N/A||Gil McKinney||3.06, 3.10||Alive|
|Prince Eric is Ariel's true love whom he first meets following a shipwreck from which she saves him from. A year later, Ariel uses her 12-hour time with her legs to meet Eric at a ball. He remembers her from his dreams of the wreck, and invites her to travel with him. She later returns to him, only to find that the Evil Queen has stolen her voice, meaning she cannot summon him.
Whilst summoning Ariel in Neverland, Regina (the Evil Queen) mentions that Eric was transported to Storybrooke, where she locates Ariel to in order to retrieve an item from Mr. Gold's shop. Later, Eric is reunited with Ariel (who is now permanently human thanks to the spell on the special bracelet) in Storybrooke and the two of them reconcile where Eric was found as a fisherman in Storybrooke's fisherman market. After Peter Pan enacts the original curse again, Eric, along with the other inhabitants, are consumed and returned to their original worlds.
|Ursula||N/A||Yvette Nicole Brown (voice)
Lana Parrilla (Evil Queen in disguise)
|Ursula is a half-woman half-octopus sea witch. She is said to be a Sea Goddess who grants mermaids the ability to walk on dry land from one high tide to another in twelve hours.
The Evil Queen poses as Ursula in order to talk Ariel into keeping her legs in exchange that she gives Snow White her mermaid appearance with a mystical bracelet. This ruse was discovered when both of them are found by the Evil Queen, though Ariel helps Snow to escape after removing the bracelet. When the Evil Queen returns to her palace, the real Ursula contacts her through one of her mirrors stating of her knowledge of her masquerade, and warning her not to impersonate her again.
|Flying Monkey||Walsh||Christopher Gorham||3.12||Unknown|
|Walsh is Emma Swan's boyfriend of eight months during her "new" life in New York City. He asks Emma to marry him, leaving her conflicted, despite Henry thinking he is good for them. When Emma receives her pre-existing real memories from Hook, she realizes she must return to Storybrooke. When she declines Walsh's offer, he appears angered and transforms into a flying monkey (which was among the flying monkeys that worked for the Wicked Witch of the West). Emma fights Walsh off after he begins to attack her, pushing him from her apartment roof. It is unclear whether he survived or not.|
|Lumiere is an “uppity,” “know-it-all” servant with a French accent.|
|Blackbeard is an English pirate who is an enemy of Captain Hook.|
|Glinda the Good Witch||N/A||Sunny Mabrey||TBA||Unknown|
|Glinda the Good Witch is described as elegant, warm and benevolent, as well as wise, clever and shrewd. However, years of isolation have made her lonely and cautious — though at her core, she is a steadfastly filled with optimism.|
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Creatures and Races
For a list of non-human creatures and races, see List of Once Upon a Time creatures and races.
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